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(also known as the Stress and Health Study)

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Mid-life alcohol intake linked to stiffening of the aorta

Whitehall II data show that our alcohol intake pattern during mid-life is linked to stiffening of the main artery (the aorta) in early old age, especially amongst males. At a given age, a stiffer aorta is a marker of biological ageing and raised heart attack and stroke risk. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and received a lot of coverage in national and international media.

Published: Mar 2, 2017 3:07:59 PM

30th Anniversary Event

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Whitehall II Study. To celebrate the achievements of the past 30 years, a one-day celebration event was held at UCL on Wednesday 25th November 2015.

Published: Dec 8, 2015 6:05:00 PM