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Special Report: The Biology of Inequalities in Health: The Lifepath Consortium

Paolo Vineis, Mauricio Avendano-Pabon, Henrique Barros, Mel Bartley, Cristian Carmeli, Luca Carra, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Giuseppe Costa, Cyrille Delpierre, Angelo D'Errico, Silvia Fraga, Graham Giles, Marcel Goldberg, Michelle Kelly-Irving, Mika Kivimaki, Benoit Lepage, Thierry Lang, Richard Layte, Frances MacGuire, Johan P Mackenbach Show all

Frontiers in Public Health | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

Funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme, the Lifepath research consortium aimed to investigate the effects of socioeconomic inequalities on the biology of healthy aging. The main research questions included the impact of inequalities on health, the role of behavioral and other risk factors, the underlying biological mechanisms, the efficacy of selected policies, and the general implications of our findings for theories and policies. The project adopted a life-course and comparative approach, considering lifetime effects from childhood and adulthood, and pooled data on up to 1.7 million participants of longitudinal cohort studies from Europe, USA, and Australia. These data sh..

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