Ten years ago, as the financial crisis spread across the world, the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health released its final report.
A study carried out by scientists from the LIFEPATH project showed that living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas may lead to obesity, hypertension and diabetes.... more
Women exposed to disadvantaged socioeconomic conditions during childhood have higher chances to develop chronic kidney disease later in life.
Paolo Vineis, from Imperial College, London, and leader of the Lifepath consortium, was invited to give a lecture about health inequalities and Lifepath Project at the annual seminar of the National Cancer Institute in Milan, Italy (2-3 March 2018).... more
Social and economic adversity, especially in early life, may accelerate the biological aging process, but such an effect is reversible.
Social and economic conditions affect the length and quality of our life, and particularly of our aging. This is what Professor Paolo Vineis told the audience of the conference Invecchiamento di successo 2017: ageing opportunities, organised in... more
Many social scientists believe that a variety of social environmental factors have an effect on the epigenome, which is the set of chemical changes to the DNA and its related proteins. However, so far there has been little evidence to date in... more