(also known as the Stress and Health Study)
By combining over 30 years of data on social inequalities and chronic disease with new clinical measures of cognitive function, mental disorders and physical functioning, the Whitehall II study has become a world-class, interdisciplinary study of ageing.
The study has been funded by major grants from the
- Medical Research Council (MRC, UK)
- British Heart Foundation (BHF, UK)
- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI, US)
- National Institute on Aging (NIA, US)
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK)
- Horizon 2020 (EU)
- European Research Council (ERC, EU)
A multicohort study, which included data from the Whitehall II study, showed that men who experience job strain - having high work demands and low control over them - had a 68 per cent greater risk of premature death.
Published: Nov 12, 2018 5:53:34 PM
Director of the Whitehall II Study, Prof Mika Kivimaki, awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Professor Mika Kivimaki has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Fellows are elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.
Published: Oct 29, 2018 10:04:05 AM
A new Whitehall II paper has reported that raised blood pressure in midlife is linked to an increased risk of dementia.
Published: Oct 23, 2018 2:33:14 PM
Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of common mental disorders (such as anxiety and depression) after 5 years compared to those with low intakes.The study also showed that having a mood disorder did not make people more inclined to eat foods with a high sugar content.
Published: Jul 28, 2017 11:03:38 AM
New results from the Whitehall II imaging substudy show that moderate alcohol intake is associated with increased risk of adverse brain outcomes and slightly steeper cognitive decline.
Published: Jun 7, 2017 11:34:44 AM