Socioeconomic Differences in Cardiometabolic Factors: Social Causation or Health-related Selection? Evidence From the Whitehall II Cohort Study, 1991–2004

@inproceedings{Elovainio2011SocioeconomicDI,
  title={Socioeconomic Differences in Cardiometabolic Factors: Social Causation or Health-related Selection? Evidence From the Whitehall II Cohort Study, 1991–2004},
  author={Marko Elovainio and Jane E. Ferrie and Archana Singh-Manoux and Martin J. Shipley and George David Batty and Jenny A Head and Mark Hamer and Markus Jokela and Marianna Virtanen and Eric J Brunner and Michael Marmot and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki},
  booktitle={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011}
}
In this study, the health-related selection hypothesis (that health predicts social mobility) and the social causation hypothesis (that socioeconomic status influences health) were tested in relation to cardiometabolic factors. The authors screened 8,312 United Kingdom men and women 3 times over 10 years between 1991 and 2004 for waist circumference, body mass index, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fasting glucose, fasting insulin, serum lipids, C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6… CONTINUE READING
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