(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)
Professor Mika Kivimaki, Whitehall II Study Director and Principal Investigators Professor Eric Brunner and Professor Archana Singh-Manoux have been named in Clarivate’s ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2018’ list, which recognises authors of the most influential research papers around the world.
Published: Dec 4, 2018 4:10:09 PM
The quality of support in close relationships might have been an overlooked risk factor for weight gain in middle-aged and older adults.
A study using the Whitehall II dataset showed that low levels of conflict and excessive demands in the relationship with the closest person and high levels of positive emotional support such as being able to confide and sharing hobbies and interests with the closest person may be protective against central and general adiposity increase over midlife and older age, particularly in men.
Published: Nov 26, 2018 5:00:06 PM
A multicohort study, which included data from the Whitehall II study, showed that men who experience job strain - having high work demands and low control over them - had a 68 per cent greater risk of premature death.
Published: Nov 12, 2018 5:53:34 PM
Director of the Whitehall II Study, Prof Mika Kivimaki, awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Professor Mika Kivimaki has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Fellows are elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.
Published: Oct 29, 2018 10:04:05 AM
A new Whitehall II paper has reported that raised blood pressure in midlife is linked to an increased risk of dementia.
Published: Oct 23, 2018 2:33:14 PM