Social and biological pathways linking early life and adult disease.

  title={Social and biological pathways linking early life and adult disease.},
  author={Chris Power and Clyde Hertzman},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={53 1},
Evidence is presented for a pathways model linking early life factors and adult disease, which takes account of the inter-relationships between social and biological risks throughout the lifecourse. Few studies, if any, have yet recorded adequate birth to death information which could be used to quantify the effects of different factors and their timing. Hence, there is only limited understanding of the extent to which biological and social risks experienced at different life stages combine to… CONTINUE READING

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