Childhood influences on adult health: a review of recent work from the British 1946 national birth cohort study, the MRC National Survey of Health and Development.

@article{Wadsworth1997ChildhoodIO,
  title={Childhood influences on adult health: a review of recent work from the British 1946 national birth cohort study, the MRC National Survey of Health and Development.},
  author={Michael E. J. Wadsworth and Diana Kuh},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={2-20}
}
Research in this study has shown that growth in utero and early-life development were associated with a range of adult outcomes, including blood pressure, respiratory function and schizophrenia. It has also been shown that childhood social and educational factors are strongly associated with adult mental and physical health, and with adult health-related behaviour. It is suggested that the observed long-term effects of early-life physical development do not represent an inevitable outcome of… CONTINUE READING

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