Life course exposure and later disease: a follow-up study based on medical examinations carried out in Glasgow University (1948-68).

@article{McCarron1999LifeCE,
  title={Life course exposure and later disease: a follow-up study based on medical examinations carried out in Glasgow University (1948-68).},
  author={Peter O McCarron and George Davey Smith and Mona Okasha and J. Thomas McEwen},
  journal={Public health},
  year={1999},
  volume={113 6},
  pages={265-71}
}
Evidence for the relationship between exposures in fetal life, infancy, childhood and early adulthood, and risk of chronic disease in later middle-age continues to accumulate. Further understanding of the associations between exposures acting over the life course and current morbidity and mortality in middle-age and later must depend upon the follow-up of previously established cohorts. This paper describes the design of, and background to, a follow-up of individuals who participated in a… CONTINUE READING