Socioeconomic status and cardio-metabolic disease: an epidemiological perspective on the biology of social adversity

The study examines the contribution of lifestyle factors to the association between lifecourse socioeconomic status (SES) and cardio-metabolic disorders ; whether the contribution of lifestyle factors to social inequalities is mediated by SES differences in inflammatory markers ; and if social adversity in early life impacts on gene expression and DNA methylation. This project will help understand the social, behavioural and biological pathways relating SES to cardio-metabolic disease risk. The project uses data from CoLaus, SKIPOGH, Bus Santé, Whitehall II, EPIC Italy, Turin Longitudinal Study, and METS.

Début du projet: 
Septembre, 2013
Fin du projet: 
Décembre, 2016
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