Europe has been more resilient than US to the financial crisis, a study on mortality found: Lifepath newsletter issue 9
Europe has been more resilient than US to the financial crisis, a study on mortality found
European countries have been more successful than US in avoiding an aggravation of health inequalities due to the 2008 financial crisis. This is the conclusion of a study published on PNAS by LIFEPATH, a project funded by the European Commission, which investigates the biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing.
Socioeconomic adversities in childhood and the risk of kidney disease
Women exposed to disadvantaged socioeconomic conditions during childhood have higher chances to develop chronic kidney disease later in life. This is the result of a study conducted by a group of researchers from the Trinity College Dublin, published on The American Journal of Nephrology and supported by the LIFEPATH project, a project funded by the European Commission that investigates the biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing.
The impact that neighbourhoods may have on health
A study carried out by scientists from the LIFEPATH project showed that living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas may lead to obesity, hypertension and diabetes. The authors of the research, published on The Lancet, reached this conclusion after gathering and analysing social, economic and biological data from more than 3,000 Finnish over 30 years.
The importance of allostatic load. An infographic that explains allostatic load, a key concept in Lifepath research.