(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)
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
Whitehall II findings show that there is no support for depressive symptoms increasing dementia risk.
Published: Jun 7, 2017 11:24:57 AM
A new public health policy model has been developed by the Whitehall II/Liverpool University research collaboration, funded by the British Heart Foundation.
Published: May 25, 2017 10:14:02 AM
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.
Published: Mar 2, 2017 3:07:59 PM
Three Whitehall II publications contributed to 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice
The guidelines, published by the European Society of Cardiology, represent an evidence-based consensus of the 6th European Joint Task Force involving 10 professional societies.
Published: Dec 2, 2016 11:51:17 AM