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The Lifecourse Podcast

The Lifecourse Podcast is a series of audio interviews about research that is addressing major policy issues around our health and well-being and our family and work circumstances.

 

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Researchers discuss the context of their work, what they have found, what those findings mean and how they can be used to improve people's lives. 

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Unemployment and elevated inflammatory biomarkers

There is growing evidence that unemployment is linked to long term illness and increased mortality. In this episode of The Lifecourse Podcast, Amanda Hughes discusses the findings from her research on the links between unemployment and killer diseases such as heart disease.

Teenage stress resilience and midlife health

In this episode of The Lifecourse Podcast, Scott Montgomery discusses the links between stress resilience and physical fitness in adolescents and coronary heart disease in middle age.

Poverty and obesity in children: the links

In this episode of The Lifecourse Podcast, Amanda Sacker discusses research showing striking socioeconomic inequalities with early adolescents from the poorest families 3 times more likely to be obese compared with their wealthier counterparts.

Who are the 11 year old drinkers?

In this episode of The Lifecourse Podcast, Yvonne Kelly discusses her research looking at who is drinking alcohol at age 11.

Who wants to work forever ?

In this episode of The Lifecourse Podcast, Tarani Chandola discusses whether or not it is good for a person's health to work past the traditional retirement age.

Why being an active commuter is good for you

In this episode of The Lifecourse Podcast, Ellen Flint investigates the link between different forms of commuting and commuters' Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat.

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