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2012 Seminar Series

Title: ‘Health behaviours and ageing’ 

Speaker: Dr Séverine Sabia

Date & Time: Friday 14th September 1pm-2pm

Venue: G37 & G38

Abstract

With increasing life expectancy, a major objective of public health is to identify modifiable risk factors associated with successful ageing. Both cognitive and physical functions are important aspect of health and they both decline with age. Health behaviours (smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and physical activity) are in the top 10 risk factors for mortality and morbidity in intermediate and high income countries. Their association with cognitive and physical functioning has been explored to a lesser extent. In this presentation, after a brief overview of the literature on the association of health behaviours with cognitive and physical functioning, results from ongoing research on this topic in the Whitehall II study will be presented. 

Séverine obtained her PhD in Epidemiology in 2009 (Paris XI University) and joined the Whitehall II team at UCL in 2010 as a research associate. She is particularly interested in the impact of clustering of health behaviours on cognitive and physical ageing. Her longstanding interests are in statistical methods such as longitudinal analyses with repeated data and missing data.

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