Mediating pathways between parental socio-economic position and allostatic load in mid-life: Findings from the 1958 British birth cohort

Understanding how human environments affect our health by "getting under the skin" and penetrating the cells, organs and physiological systems of our bodies is a key tenet in public health research. Here, we examine the idea that early life socioeconomic position (SEP) can be biologically embodied, potentially leading to the production of health inequalities across population groups.