Journals Higher Education

A Life Course Approach to Chronic Diseases Epidemiology

Second Edition

Edited by Diana Kuh and Yoav Ben Shlomo

  • Systematic review of the evidence for a life course approach to adult disease
  • Describes how chronic diseases in later life are the consequence of exposures during infancy, childhood, adolescence and early adulthood
  • Emphasizes the interactive nature of biological, psychological and social risks to health
  • Of major importance to public health policy
  • Includes coverage of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and obesity
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