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Published: 01 April 2004

494 Pages | numerous figures and tables, halftones


ISBN: 9780198578154

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A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Second Edition

Edited by Diana Kuh and Yoav Ben Shlomo

A Life Course Approach to Adult Health

  • 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

New to this Edition:

  • Additions reflect new developments in life course epidemiology: New chapters devoted to cancers, cancer time trends, cardiovascular disease time trends, biological ageing, obesity and neuropsychiatric disorders. Chapter on interventions to improve childhood social circumstances complements the original chapter assessing the role of interventions to improve fetal growth.
  • 6 new chapters and all the original chapters updated and revised. About 40-50% is new
  • Now has 60 figures (1st edition had around 20 figures)

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