The Rhea study is the first mother-child study being conducted in Greece.

Its main aims are:

  • to characterize nutritional, environmental, and psychosocial determinants of children's growth and development,
  • to examine: i) growth and physical development; ii) behavioral, cognitive, and sociο-emotional development; iii) allergies and asthma in childhood; iv) genotoxicity,
  • to evaluate mother’s health during and after pregnancy,
  • to evaluate genetic susceptibility for common disorders in childhood and the interactions between genetic and environmental factors affecting child health.