D Kuh

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Childhood cognitive ability and adult mental health in the British 1946 birth cohort
    Stephani L Hatch
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:2285-96. 2007
  2. pmc Body mass index, occupational activity, and leisure-time physical activity: an exploration of risk factors and modifiers for knee osteoarthritis in the 1946 British birth cohort
    Kathryn R Martin
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:219. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A life course approach to healthy ageing: the HALCyon programme
    D Kuh
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London, UK
    Public Health 126:193-5. 2012
  4. pmc Psychometric evaluation and predictive validity of Ryff's psychological well-being items in a UK birth cohort sample of women
    Rosemary A Abbott
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:76. 2006
  5. pmc Psychiatric disorder in early adulthood and risk of premature mortality in the 1946 British Birth Cohort
    Max Henderson
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychological Medicine, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ UK
    BMC Psychiatry 11:37. 2011
  6. pmc Lifetime body size and reproductive factors: comparisons of data recorded prospectively with self reports in middle age
    Benjamin J Cairns
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:7. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Developmental origins of midlife grip strength: findings from a birth cohort study
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, UK
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:702-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint A life course perspective on telomere length and social inequalities in aging
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E, UK
    Aging Cell 5:579-80. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Grip strength, postural control, and functional leg power in a representative cohort of British men and women: associations with physical activity, health status, and socioeconomic conditions
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, United Kingdom, WC1E 6BT
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:224-31. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Developmental origins of midlife physical performance: evidence from a British birth cohort
    Diana Kuh
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, UK
    Am J Epidemiol 164:110-21. 2006

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Publications96

  1. pmc Childhood cognitive ability and adult mental health in the British 1946 birth cohort
    Stephani L Hatch
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:2285-96. 2007
    ..In addition, the underlying mechanisms responsible for the gender-specific link between childhood cognitive ability and the risk of experiencing internalising disorders in mid-adulthood warrants further consideration...
  2. pmc Body mass index, occupational activity, and leisure-time physical activity: an exploration of risk factors and modifiers for knee osteoarthritis in the 1946 British birth cohort
    Kathryn R Martin
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:219. 2013
    ..We examined the associations of midlife kOA with body mass index (BMI) and activity exposure across adult life and their interaction...
  3. doi request reprint A life course approach to healthy ageing: the HALCyon programme
    D Kuh
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London, UK
    Public Health 126:193-5. 2012
    ..In this symposium, HALCyon co-investigators reported the first wave of findings from five of the eight work packages...
  4. pmc Psychometric evaluation and predictive validity of Ryff's psychological well-being items in a UK birth cohort sample of women
    Rosemary A Abbott
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:76. 2006
    ..Ryff has proposed a multidimensional model of psychological well-being and her questionnaire items are widely used but their latent structure and factorial validity remains contentious...
  5. pmc Psychiatric disorder in early adulthood and risk of premature mortality in the 1946 British Birth Cohort
    Max Henderson
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychological Medicine, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ UK
    BMC Psychiatry 11:37. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate if psychiatric disorder was associated with a higher risk of mortality and whether any excess mortality was due to suicide, or explained by other health or socioeconomic risk factors...
  6. pmc Lifetime body size and reproductive factors: comparisons of data recorded prospectively with self reports in middle age
    Benjamin J Cairns
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:7. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Developmental origins of midlife grip strength: findings from a birth cohort study
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, UK
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:702-6. 2006
    ..We tested whether prepubertal growth, pubertal growth, or the development of motor and cognitive capabilities was associated with midlife muscle strength independently of other determinants of grip strength...
  8. ncbi request reprint A life course perspective on telomere length and social inequalities in aging
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E, UK
    Aging Cell 5:579-80. 2006
    ..Longitudinal studies will be needed to test the idea that social class in adult life, or in childhood, influences the rate of change in telomere length in peripheral blood samples...
  9. ncbi request reprint Grip strength, postural control, and functional leg power in a representative cohort of British men and women: associations with physical activity, health status, and socioeconomic conditions
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, United Kingdom, WC1E 6BT
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:224-31. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Developmental origins of midlife physical performance: evidence from a British birth cohort
    Diana Kuh
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, UK
    Am J Epidemiol 164:110-21. 2006
    ..This study is the first to show that childhood growth and development affect midlife performance; prevention of disability and frailty in later life may need to start early...
  11. pmc Offspring birth weight, gestational age and maternal characteristics in relation to glucose status at age 53 years: evidence from a national birth cohort
    D Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Diabet Med 25:530-5. 2008
    ..We investigated pathways linking offspring birth weight to maternal diabetes risk in later life by taking into account a range of prospective early-life and adult maternal factors...
  12. pmc Lifetime cognitive performance is associated with midlife physical performance in a prospective national birth cohort study
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 71:38-48. 2009
    ..To examine whether measures of cognitive performance across life are related to physical performance at age 53 years, allowing for potential confounders...
  13. pmc Do childhood cognitive ability or smoking behaviour explain the influence of lifetime socio-economic conditions on premature adult mortality in a British post war birth cohort?
    Diana Kuh
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JU, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 68:1565-73. 2009
    ..These findings were similar for cardiovascular and cancer mortality...
  14. pmc Age at birth of first child and coronary heart disease risk factors at age 53 years in men and women: British birth cohort study
    R Hardy
    Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, 33 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JU, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:99-105. 2009
    ..To investigate whether the associations are explained by childhood predictors of age at parenthood or adult lifestyle factors related to child rearing...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk at age 53 years in relation to the menopause transition and use of hormone replacement therapy: a prospective British birth cohort study
    D Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BJOG 112:476-85. 2005
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Is adiposity across life associated with subsequent hysterectomy risk? Findings from the 1946 British birth cohort study
    R Cooper
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    BJOG 115:184-92; discussion 192. 2008
    ..To examine the associations between adiposity at time points from early life onwards and subsequent hysterectomy risk...
  17. pmc Central and total obesity in middle aged men and women in relation to lifetime socioeconomic status: evidence from a national birth cohort
    C Langenberg
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:816-22. 2003
    ..To investigate the influence of social class in childhood, young adulthood and middle age, and intergenerational mobility, on adult central and total obesity...
  18. ncbi request reprint The influence of childhood weight and socioeconomic status on change in adult body mass index in a British national birth cohort
    R Hardy
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:725-34. 2000
    ..To investigate the effect of childhood weight and childhood socioeconomic status on the pattern of change in body mass index (BMI) between 20 and 43 years...
  19. pmc Socioeconomic position and hysterectomy: a cross-cohort comparison of women in Australia and Great Britain
    R Cooper
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and PublicHealth, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:1057-63. 2008
    ..To examine the associations between indicators of socioeconomic position (SEP) and hysterectomy in two Australian and two British cohorts...
  20. pmc Birthweight, childhood growth and risk of breast cancer in a British cohort
    B L Stavola
    Cancer and Public Health Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 83:964-8. 2000
    ..5 kg) but tall at 7 years (>/= 1.22 m) had a four-fold increase (RR = 4.01; 95% CI = 1.82-8.83). These results suggest that the effect of birthweight on breast cancer risk may be modulated by childhood growth...
  21. pmc Validity of age at menarche self-reported in adulthood
    R Cooper
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:993-7. 2006
    ..To test the validity of age at menarche self-reported in adulthood and examine whether socioeconomic position, education, experience of gynaecological events and psychological symptoms influence the accuracy of recall...
  22. pmc Symptoms of depression and anxiety, and change in body mass index from adolescence to adulthood: results from a British birth cohort
    D Gaysina
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College London, London, UK
    Psychol Med 41:175-84. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate the association between adolescent- and adult-onset affective symptoms and body mass index (BMI) change from age 15 to 53 years...
  23. ncbi request reprint Number of children and coronary heart disease risk factors in men and women from a British birth cohort
    R Hardy
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    BJOG 114:721-30. 2007
    ..To examine the association between number of children and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in women and men...
  24. ncbi request reprint Smoking, body mass index, socioeconomic status and the menopausal transition in a British national cohort
    R Hardy
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
    Int J Epidemiol 29:845-51. 2000
    ..This study investigates whether cigarette smoking, body mass index (BMI) and socioeconomic status are independently associated with age at menopausal transition...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function across the life course and the menopausal transition in a British birth cohort
    Helen S Kok
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, England
    Menopause 13:19-27. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Birth weight, childhood size, and muscle strength in adult life: evidence from a birth cohort study
    Diana Kuh
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, England
    Am J Epidemiol 156:627-33. 2002
    ..As the inevitable loss of muscle fibers proceeds in old age, a deficit in the number of fibers could threaten quality of life and independence...
  27. pmc Social circumstances and education: life course origins of social inequalities in metabolic risk in a prospective national birth cohort
    Claudia Langenberg
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, England, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 96:2216-21. 2006
    ..We investigated the relative importance of education and childhood and adult social class in the risk of metabolic syndrome...
  28. pmc The role of BMI across the life course in the relationship between age at menarche and diabetes, in a British Birth Cohort
    M B Pierce
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London, UK
    Diabet Med 29:600-3. 2012
    ..We investigated the relationship between age at menarche and diabetes, and whether childhood, adolescent or adult BMI attenuates this relationship...
  29. ncbi request reprint Does early growth influence timing of the menopause? Evidence from a British birth cohort
    R Hardy
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Hum Reprod 17:2474-9. 2002
    ..This study investigates whether birthweight, childhood body size, having been breastfed and early socioeconomic circumstances are associated with age at menopause...
  30. pmc Mortality in adults aged 26-54 years related to socioeconomic conditions in childhood and adulthood: post war birth cohort study
    Diana Kuh
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London, London WC1E 6BT
    BMJ 325:1076-80. 2002
    ..To examine premature mortality in adults in relation to socioeconomic conditions in childhood and adulthood...
  31. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic position across the life course and hysterectomy in three British cohorts: a cross-cohort comparative study
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    BJOG 112:1126-33. 2005
    ..To examine the association between indicators of lifetime socio-economic position and rates of hysterectomy in three British cohorts...
  32. pmc Birth weight and cognitive function in the British 1946 birth cohort: longitudinal population based study
    M Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMJ 322:199-203. 2001
    ..The effect at this age largely explains associations between birth weight and cognitive function at subsequent ages. Similarly, the association between birth weight and education was accounted for partly by earlier cognitive scores...
  33. pmc Characterisation of smoking behaviour across the life course and its impact on decline in lung function and all-cause mortality: evidence from a British birth cohort
    S Clennell
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WCIB 5JU, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:1051-6. 2008
    ..To describe smoking trajectories from early adolescence into mid-life and to examine the effects of these trajectories on health and all-cause mortality...
  34. doi request reprint Childhood socioeconomic circumstances and adult height and leg length in central and eastern Europe
    E Webb
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:351-7. 2008
    ..This study will determine whether similar associations are observable in settings with different social histories, and will assess whether adult leg length is more strongly associated than adult height...
  35. ncbi request reprint Birthweight, childhood social class, and change in adult blood pressure in the 1946 British birth cohort
    Rebecca Hardy
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    Lancet 362:1178-83. 2003
    ..The negative effect of birthweight on systolic blood pressure has been suggested to be initiated in utero and amplified with age. We aimed to investigate this hypothesis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Birthweight, childhood growth, and blood pressure at 43 years in a British birth cohort
    Rebecca Hardy
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:121-9. 2004
    ..Low birthweight is associated with high blood pressure in later life, but it is unclear whether the association is confounded with or modified by maternal and socioeconomic factors or childhood growth...
  37. ncbi request reprint Birthweight, postnatal growth and cognitive function in a national UK birth cohort
    Marcus Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 31:342-8. 2002
    ..We therefore investigated the independent effects of birthweight and postnatal height adjusted for postnatal weight on cognitive function and educational attainment while controlling for family background...
  38. pmc Cessation of hormone replacement therapy after reports of adverse findings from randomized controlled trials: evidence from a British Birth Cohort
    Gita Mishra
    National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, England
    Am J Public Health 96:1219-25. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Women's health in mid-life: life course social roles and agency as quality
    Anne McMunn
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 63:1561-72. 2006
    ..This study highlights the need to develop measures of role quality specifically designed to capture agency aspects of social roles...
  40. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in relation to childhood parental divorce and early adult psychiatric disorder in a British birth cohort
    A U Lokugamage
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Psychol Med 36:1307-12. 2006
    ..We have examined the effects of parental loss in childhood and psychiatric disorder in adult life on breast cancer risk using a national birth cohort study...
  41. ncbi request reprint Birth weight, childhood growth and abdominal obesity in adult life
    D Kuh
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University College, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:40-7. 2002
    ..To examine the relationship of adult abdominal obesity to birth weight, childhood growth and lifetime socioeconomic circumstances...
  42. pmc Body weight through adult life and risk of urinary incontinence in middle-aged women: results from a British prospective cohort
    G D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1415-22. 2008
    ..To determine whether the onset and duration of being overweight or obese are associated with symptoms of urinary incontinence...
  43. ncbi request reprint Social and environmental conditions across the life course and age at menopause in a British birth cohort study
    Rebecca Hardy
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BJOG 112:346-54. 2005
    ..To assess whether socio-economic status, environmental stress and hardship throughout the life course are associated with age at menopause...
  44. ncbi request reprint Women's health in midlife: findings from a British birth cohort study
    Diana Kuh
    MRC Research Scientist and Reader, Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, UK
    J Br Menopause Soc 9:55-60. 2003
    ..Of particular interest are their results linking ovarian ageing to developmental factors. Replication of these findings in other life course cohorts is being sought...
  45. ncbi request reprint Lifetime risk factors for women's psychological distress in midlife
    Diana Kuh
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Gower Street Campus, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 55:1957-73. 2002
    ..More attention to a long term temporal perspective is warranted in research on the causes of psychological distress in women at midlife...
  46. pmc Life course social roles and women's health in mid-life: causation or selection?
    Anne McMunn
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:484-9. 2006
    ....
  47. pmc Menopausal status and physical performance in midlife: findings from a British birth cohort study
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Menopause 15:1079-85. 2008
    ..To test the associations of menopausal status, timing of menopause, and hysterectomy with physical performance at age 53 years...
  48. pmc Body mass index trajectories and age at menopause in a British birth cohort
    Rebecca Hardy
    Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Maturitas 59:304-14. 2008
    ..This study investigates the influence of body mass index (BMI) at ages 15, 20, 26, 36, and 43, and of BMI trajectories from 20 to 36 years on the timing of menopause and hormone therapy (HT) use until age 57 years...
  49. pmc Intake of B vitamins in childhood and adult life in relation to psychological distress among women in a British birth cohort
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University, College Medical School, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Public Health Nutr 12:166-74. 2009
    ..Lower levels of B vitamins (particularly folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6) may be associated with psychological distress. Little is known about the impact of childhood nutrition on psychological distress in adult life...
  50. doi request reprint Hysterectomy and subsequent psychological health: findings from a British birth cohort study
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, 33 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JU, UK
    J Affect Disord 115:122-30. 2009
    ..We aimed to test the association between hysterectomy and subsequent psychological health and examine variation in this association by characteristics of hysterectomy...
  51. pmc Objective measures of physical capability and subsequent health: a systematic review
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Division of Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    Age Ageing 40:14-23. 2011
    ....
  52. pmc Objectively measured physical capability levels and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing and Division of Population Health, University College London, London WC1B 5JU
    BMJ 341:c4467. 2010
    ....
  53. pmc Role of lifetime body mass index in the association between age at puberty and adult lipids: findings from men and women in a British birth cohort
    Mary B Pierce
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Epidemiol 20:676-82. 2010
    ..The relationship between puberty and lipids is unclear. Our aim was to assess whether age at puberty was associated with triglyceride and total low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol at age 53 years...
  54. pmc Life course variations in the associations between FTO and MC4R gene variants and body size
    Rebecca Hardy
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 33 Bedford Place, London, UK
    Hum Mol Genet 19:545-52. 2010
    ..Studies of the aetiology of obesity spanning different age groups may identify age-specific determinants of weight gain...
  55. pmc A longitudinal investigation of the impact of typology of urinary incontinence on quality of life during midlife: results from a British prospective study
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WC1B5JU, United Kingdom
    Maturitas 64:246-8. 2009
    ..More research is needed to understand the mechanism that link childhood enuresis to being in the 'chronic' group for urge and severe incontinence...
  56. pmc Early life circumstances and their impact on menarche and menopause
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 5:175-90. 2009
    ..It examines possible explanations of the associations found, including life history theory, and discusses areas for future research...
  57. pmc A life course approach to reproductive health: theory and methods
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JU, United Kingdom
    Maturitas 65:92-7. 2010
    ..This approach has implications for the development of effective health policy that moves beyond identifying not only the type of intervention but also the most appropriate time across life to intervene...
  58. pmc A structured approach to modelling the effects of binary exposure variables over the life course
    Gita Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:528-37. 2009
    ..This article highlights potential issues in the interpretation of results obtained from such an approach...
  59. pmc Timing of menarche, childbearing and hysterectomy risk
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London, UK
    Maturitas 61:317-22. 2008
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Age at puberty and adult blood pressure and body size in a British birth cohort study
    Rebecca Hardy
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    J Hypertens 24:59-66. 2006
    ..To investigate the association between age at puberty and blood pressure at age 53 years...
  61. pmc Is there an association between hysterectomy and subsequent adiposity?
    Rachel Cooper
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK
    Maturitas 58:296-307. 2007
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Commentary: BMI and mortality in the elderly--a life course perspective
    Rebecca Hardy
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:179-80. 2006
  63. ncbi request reprint Childhood cognitive ability and age at menopause: evidence from two cohort studies
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
    Menopause 12:475-82. 2005
    ..To investigate whether poorer cognitive ability in childhood is associated with an earlier menopause...
  64. ncbi request reprint Perceived change in quality of life during the menopause
    Gita Mishra
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Gower Street Campus, MRC National Survey of Health and Development Royal Free and University College Medical School, 1 19, Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:93-102. 2006
    ..05) domain. In terms of the three QoL domains, women's experience of the menopausal transition appears complex, potentially involving a range of other factors and influences in their lives, and is by no means overwhelmingly negative...
  65. ncbi request reprint Sexual functioning throughout menopause: the perceptions of women in a British cohort
    Gita Mishra
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Menopause 13:880-90. 2006
    ..We examine relationships between women's reports of a change in sex life and difficulties with intercourse and their experience of menopausal transition, use of hormone therapy, and hysterectomy...
  66. ncbi request reprint Childhood cognitive ability and deaths up until middle age: a post-war birth cohort study
    Diana Kuh
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:408-13. 2004
    ..We examined mortality in relation to cognitive ability at age 8 years in a birth cohort and investigated these possible reasons...
  67. ncbi request reprint Cohort Profile: The 1946 National Birth Cohort (MRC National Survey of Health and Development)
    Michael Wadsworth
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and UCL Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:49-54. 2006
  68. ncbi request reprint Commentary: The relationship between parity and overweight--a life course perspective
    Gita Mishra
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:102-3. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Are the effects of risk factors for timing of menopause modified by age? Results from a British birth cohort study
    Gita Mishra
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Menopause 14:717-24. 2007
    ..This study investigated the influence of mother's age at menopause, early life and adult behavioral factors on the timing of menopause until age 57 years, and whether these effects vary according to the women's age at menopause...
  70. pmc The role of lifestyle behaviors on 20-year cognitive decline
    D Cadar
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London WC1B 5JU, UK Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Aging Res 2012:304014. 2012
    ..Adopting positive health behaviors from early midlife may be beneficial in reducing the rate of cognitive decline and ultimately reducing the risk of dementia...
  71. pmc Parenting practices and intergenerational associations in cognitive ability
    M Byford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 41:263-72. 2012
    ..Parenting practices are known to influence offspring cognitive development, but the extent to which these mediate intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in cognitive ability has not been adequately studied...
  72. pmc Dietary calcium and vitamin D intakes in childhood and throughout adulthood and mammographic density in a British birth cohort
    G Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Br J Cancer 99:1539-43. 2008
    ..53 s.d. lower percent breast density than those in the lowest fifth (P-value <0.01 for linear trend)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Influence of height, leg and trunk length on pulse pressure, systolic and diastolic blood pressure
    Claudia Langenberg
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1 6BT, UK
    J Hypertens 21:537-43. 2003
    ..To compare the effects of height, leg and trunk length on pulse pressure (PP), systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in men and women...
  74. pmc The relationship between fatigue and psychiatric disorders: evidence for the concept of neurasthenia
    Samuel B Harvey
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 66:445-54. 2009
    ..We also aimed to investigate the psychological outcome of any individuals with fatigue...
  75. ncbi request reprint Change in psychological and vasomotor symptom reporting during the menopause
    Rebecca Hardy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Gower Street Campus, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 55:1975-88. 2002
    ..Factors other than the menopause should be considered, such as concurrent life events and past experiences and behaviours, when considering the treatment of psychological symptoms in women during middle life...
  76. pmc Birth weight and growth from infancy to late adolescence in relation to fat and lean mass in early old age: findings from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development
    D Bann
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Division of Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 38:69-75. 2014
    ..Greater weight gain before birth and in infancy may be beneficial by leading to higher lean mass, whereas greater weight gain in later childhood and adolescence may be detrimental by leading to higher fat/lean and android/gynoid ratios. ..
  77. doi request reprint Estimation of secular trends in adult height, and childhood socioeconomic circumstances in three Eastern European populations
    Elizabeth Alice Webb
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Econ Hum Biol 6:228-36. 2008
    ..These results suggest that secular trends in height mirror, but are not wholly explained by, trends in socioeconomic circumstances in early life...
  78. ncbi request reprint Lung function and cognitive ability in a longitudinal birth cohort study
    Marcus Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College London, UK
    Psychosom Med 67:602-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and cognitive ability in midlife in the normal population...
  79. ncbi request reprint Influence of short stature on the change in pulse pressure, systolic and diastolic blood pressure from age 36 to 53 years: an analysis using multilevel models
    Claudia Langenberg
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:905-13. 2005
    ..It is unclear how these adult measures of childhood growth influence the change in blood pressure as it increases with age...
  80. pmc Life course epidemiology
    D Kuh
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London and Royal Free Medical School, Gower Street Campus, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, U K
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:778-83. 2003
  81. ncbi request reprint "The pump don't work, 'cause the vandals took the handles"
    Diana Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, UK
    Epidemiology 15:517-8. 2004
  82. ncbi request reprint Country of birth, country of residence, and menopausal transitions and symptoms: British birth cohort and Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
    Christina Lee
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:144-51. 2004
    ..To explore endocrine-related and general symptoms among three groups of middle-aged women defined by country of birth and country of residence, in the context of debates about biological, cultural and other factors in menopause...
  83. ncbi request reprint The contribution of childhood and adult socioeconomic position to adult obesity and smoking behaviour: an international comparison
    Chris Power
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:335-44. 2005
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Women's body dissatisfaction, social class, and social mobility
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, G230 Health Sciences Building, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alta T2N 4N1, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 58:1575-84. 2004
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint A life course approach to healthy aging, frailty, and capability
    Diana Kuh
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:717-21. 2007
  86. pmc Infant developmental milestones and subsequent cognitive function
    Graham K Murray
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Ann Neurol 62:128-36. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that earlier attainment of developmental milestones would be associated with better subsequent intellectual performance throughout the range of abilities, rather than confined to extremes...
  87. pmc The relationship between early personality and midlife psychological well-being: evidence from a UK birth cohort study
    Rosemary A Abbott
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:679-87. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine long range associations between Eysenck's personality dimensions and psychological well-being in midlife...
  88. ncbi request reprint Prenatal factors, childhood growth trajectories and age at menarche
    Isabel dos Santos Silva
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 31:405-12. 2002
    ..The mechanisms underlying this association are not clear, however, as birthweight is a predictor of body size in childhood, and a large body size is known to be associated with an early onset of menarche...
  89. pmc Child-to-adult body mass index and height trajectories: a comparison of 2 British birth cohorts
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics Medical Research Council Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N1EH, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1008-15. 2008
    ..1% vs. 10.8% in males and 23.7% vs. 14.8% in females). Changes in height and adiposity over a relatively short period of 12 years suggest the likelihood of opposing trends of influences on later disease risk in these populations...
  90. ncbi request reprint Childhood socioeconomic status predicts physical functioning a half century later
    Jack M Guralnik
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography aand Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:694-701. 2006
    ..Relating childhood socioeconomic environment to midlife functional status provides a life course perspective on childhood factors associated with poor and good health status later in life...
  91. ncbi request reprint Body dissatisfaction in midlife women
    Lindsay McLaren
    Centre for Health and Policy Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, G230 Health Sciences Bldg, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary AB, Canada
    J Women Aging 16:35-54. 2004
    ..Adjusting for BMI, women who were happy with their weight were more likely to report distress about other aspects of their appearance. We suggest that body dissatisfaction in women of this age group merits further attention...
  92. ncbi request reprint Postnatal depression and the original mother-child relationship: a prospective cohort study
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1
    J Affect Disord 100:211-9. 2007
    ..Previous studies assessing the role of early mother-child relationship as a risk factor for postnatal depression have been cross-sectional and/or retrospective in nature...
  93. ncbi request reprint Meeting report on the 3rd International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)
    Matthew W Gillman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatr Res 61:625-9. 2007
    ..Improving the environment to which an individual is exposed during development may be as important as any other public health effort to enhance population health world wide...
  94. ncbi request reprint Patterns of interphalangeal hand joint involvement of osteoarthritis among men and women: a British cohort study
    Jason Poole
    Southampton General Hospital, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 48:3371-6. 2003
    ..To characterize the pattern of involvement of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand among men and women of the same age...
  95. ncbi request reprint A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology: conceptual models, empirical challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives
    Yoav Ben-Shlomo
    Int J Epidemiol 31:285-93. 2002
  96. ncbi request reprint Women's body satisfaction at midlife and lifetime body size: a prospective study
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Health Psychol 22:370-7. 2003
    ..Attention to these factors across the life span is necessary to understand body dissatisfaction in women at midlife...