Amsterdam Born Children and their Development


Welcome to the website of the ABCD study: the long-term cohort study which examines the health of 8,000 children of different ethnic backgrounds, all born in Amsterdam.

On this website you can find our latest news, general information, details about the study, specific information for our participants, as well as information about the different research areas and our collaboration with other people and institutes. For any questions or comments, or if you would like to receive our yearly newsletter, please do not hestitate to contact us.


In September 2018 we completed the ELSO-study. In this study we focus on the relation between early life stress and food behavior. In total, we have measured 114 children. A MRI-scan of the brain is made to see how the brain reacts to stress and food.