The research team at the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL has produced a plain English booklet summarising some of its recent research and what can be learned from it in respect of living as long and as healthy and happy a life as possible.
Never too early, never too late shares a number of important research findings from research making use of longitudinal surveys such as the British Birth Cohort Studies and the UK Household Longitudinal Study.
The free booklet explains why it’s so important to take a life course approach to research and the benefits off looking at how our social and material circumstances and our biology intertwine to impact on our health and happiness over time.
Issues covered include mental health, obesity, stress and its links to chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart and lung disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia.
- Download the booklet for free
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