Home > Books > Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology, A
Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology, A
View PDF

Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology, A

Publication Year: 2004
Edition: 2nd ed.
Authors/Editor: Diana Kuh and Yoav Ben Shlomo
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-198-57815-4
  • Description
  • Details

The first edition in 1997 of A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology became a classic text for epidemiological and public health researchers interested in the childhood origins of adult chronic disease. Since then the new field of life course epidemiology has expanded rapidly, attracting the interest not only of academics across the health and social sciences but also policy makers, funding bodies, and the general public. Its purpose is to study how biological and social factors during gestation, childhood, adolescence and earlier adult life independently, cummulatively and interactively influence later life health and disease. Contributors to this fully revised second edition capture the excitement of the developing field and assess the latest evidence regarding sources of risk to health across the life course and across generations. The original chapters on life course influences on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, blood pressure, respiratory disease and cancer have been updated and extended. New chapters on life course influences on obesity, biological ageing and neuropsychiatric disorders have been added. Life course explanations for disease trends and for socioeconomic differentials in disease risk are given more attention in this new edition, reflecting recent developments in the field. The section on policy implications has been expanded, assessing the role of interventions to improve childhood social circumstances, as well as interventions to improve early growth. Emerging new research themes and the theoretical and methodological challenges facing life course epidemiology are highlighted.

  • Platform:
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Diana Kuh and Yoav Ben Shlomo
  • ISBN: 978-0-198-57815-4
  • Specialty:
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Pages: 494
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2004

Free Instant Access
This Month

Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) A definitive resource for electronic information in the evidence based medicine movement that combines the most trusted resources into a single, fully-searchable database.
Global Health The only specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health and capturing key literature that is not covered by other databases.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® Original articles highlighting the latest in clinically relevant basic science of musculoskeletal diseases and their treatments.
Annals of Internal Medicine Published by the American College of Physicians, contains original articles, case reports, topical reviews, editorials, book reviews and medical notices for internal medicine.


Doody's Featured Books
Osborn's Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy
Covers the must-know aspects of brain imaging together with spectacular pathology examples, relevant anatomy, and up-to-date techniques in neuroradiology.

Neurology Evidence: The Practice-Changing Studies
Synthesizes the vast body of literature available in neurology into one accessible, clinically relevant volume-features papers that have had the most impact on changing clinical practice.