The BWHHS allows epidemiological research into cardiovascular disease in women, with the cohort design allowing the examination of how health, behaviours and medical interventions change over time. Current research includes:
- Life course epidemiology - The study of long term effects on later health and disease risk.
- Genetic epidemiology - The role of genetic factors in determining health and disease in populations.
- Molecular epidemiology - The role of emerging blood markers to help to understand the mechanisms that lead to cardiovascular events.
- Secondary prevention in cardiovascular disease - The early detection of a disease enabling early treatment.
- Disability in older women - Understanding the determinants of disability and how to identify those at high risk.
- Gender specific cardiovascular risk factors - Investigating the differences in risks according to gender.
- Prognostic indicators for cardiovascular disease - To predict/indicate the outcome of the condition or treatment.
Findings are reported in peer reviewed scientific journals which can be found on our publications page.