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Never Too Early, Never Too Late:

Social and biological influences on health and disease over the lifecourse.

This free plain English booklet (28 pages) summarises some of the work ICLS researchers and others have done and the implications that can be drawn from the research to help people have as many healthy, rewarding and disease-free years in later life as possible.

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Contents

Introduction
1Lifecourse influences on health and disease
2 What is social-biological research?
3 Mental health and life chances
4 Cancer risk across the lifecourse
5 Disadvantage and lung disease
6 Cardiovascular disease
7 Body weight and health over the lifecourse
 8 Developing well and stemming decline
9 Predictors of good physical capability in later life
Conclusions
Contributors