M E Wadsworth

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Leg and trunk length at 43 years in relation to childhood health, diet and family circumstances; evidence from the 1946 national birth cohort
    M E J Wadsworth
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 31:383-90. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint The persisting effect of unemployment on health and social well-being in men early in working life
    M E Wadsworth
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:1491-9. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Alpha1-antitrypsin as a risk for infant and adult respiratory outcomes in a national birth cohort
    Michael E J Wadsworth
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free Hospital and University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 31:559-64. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint The life course prospective design: an example of benefits and problems associated with study longevity
    M E J Wadsworth
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free Hospital, University College Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:2193-205. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Childhood growth and breast cancer
    B L De Stavola
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 159:671-82. 2004
  6. 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
  7. pmc Long term effects of early adversity on cognitive function
    M Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:922-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Early influences on adult lung function in two national British cohorts
    L Orfei
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    Arch Dis Child 93:570-4. 2008
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Leg and trunk length at 43 years in relation to childhood health, diet and family circumstances; evidence from the 1946 national birth cohort
    M E J Wadsworth
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 31:383-90. 2002
    ..This is a study of the associations of adult leg and trunk length with early life height and weight, diet, socioeconomic circumstances, and health, and parental height, divorce and death...
  2. ncbi request reprint The persisting effect of unemployment on health and social well-being in men early in working life
    M E Wadsworth
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:1491-9. 1999
    ..We conclude that the experience of prolonged unemployment early in the working life of this population of young men looks likely to have a persisting effect on their future health and socio-economic circumstances...
  3. ncbi request reprint Alpha1-antitrypsin as a risk for infant and adult respiratory outcomes in a national birth cohort
    Michael E J Wadsworth
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free Hospital and University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 31:559-64. 2004
    ..Lower alpha1-antitrypsin, as indicated by carrier status for the Z and S alleles, was a risk for infant lower respiratory infection, but not for adult respiratory outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint The life course prospective design: an example of benefits and problems associated with study longevity
    M E J Wadsworth
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free Hospital, University College Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:2193-205. 2003
    ..That seems also likely in Britain's two later born national birth cohort studies that have continued into adulthood...
  5. ncbi request reprint Childhood growth and breast cancer
    B L De Stavola
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 159:671-82. 2004
    ..5 years). These findings suggest that women who grow faster in childhood and reach an adult height above the average for their menarche category are at particularly increased risk of breast cancer...
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Long term effects of early adversity on cognitive function
    M Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:922-7. 2004
    ..To investigate long term effects of early adverse circumstances on cognitive function...
  8. ncbi request reprint Early influences on adult lung function in two national British cohorts
    L Orfei
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    Arch Dis Child 93:570-4. 2008
    ..To compare adult lung function in two national British cohorts, born in 1946 and 1958, in relation to birth weight, postnatal growth and early air-pollution exposure. Design and..
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
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  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint The protective role of trait anxiety: a longitudinal cohort study
    W E Lee
    Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
    Psychol Med 36:345-51. 2006
    ..Such a common, heritable and variable trait is expected to have beneficial as well as detrimental effects. We tested the hypothesis that trait anxiety in childhood reduces the risk of dying from accidental causes in early adult life...
  15. ncbi request reprint MUC7 haplotype analysis: results from a longitudinal birth cohort support protective effect of the MUC7*5 allele on respiratory function
    K Rousseau
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, UK
    Ann Hum Genet 70:417-27. 2006
    ..We show that the haplotype carrying MUC7*5 is associated with higher FEV1 at 53 years, reduced age-related decline of FEV1, and also reduced incidence of wheeze...
  16. 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
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  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Does initial breastfeeding lead to lower blood cholesterol in adult life? A quantitative review of the evidence
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:305-14. 2008
    ..Earlier studies have suggested that infant feeding may program long-term changes in cholesterol metabolism...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of breastfeeding and sociodemographic factors on visual outcome in childhood and adolescence
    Alicja R Rudnicka
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1392-9. 2008
    ..It has been suggested that early life factors, including breastfeeding and birth weight, program childhood myopia...
  22. pmc The continuing benefits of education: adult education and midlife cognitive ability in the British 1946 birth cohort
    Stephani L Hatch
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S404-14. 2007
    ..The primary study aim was to examine whether there were continuing effects of education over the life course on midlife cognitive ability...
  23. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal typology of symptoms of depression and anxiety over the life course
    Ian Colman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Biol Psychiatry 62:1265-71. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to identify a novel typology of symptoms of depression and anxiety over the life course and examine its neurodevelopmental antecedents in an epidemiological sample...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. pmc Life course body size and lipid levels at 53 years in a British birth cohort
    Paula M L Skidmore
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7JT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:215-20. 2007
    ..To investigate the association between growth in height and change in body mass index (BMI) during the life course on lipid levels at 53 years...
  27. ncbi request reprint Forty-year psychiatric outcomes following assessment for internalizing disorder in adolescence
    Ian Colman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 164:126-33. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to define the long-term psychiatric outcomes of adolescent internalizing disorder in the general population, using data collected over 40 years from a national birth cohort...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Birthweight and blood pressure in five European birth cohort studies: an investigation of confounding factors
    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
    Eur J Public Health 16:21-30. 2006
    ..This study investigates the impact of potential confounding variables on the birthweight-blood pressure association in birth cohort studies from different time periods and geographical locations in Europe...
  30. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of breast-feeding in a national birth cohort: educational attainment and midlife cognitive function
    Marcus Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, UK
    Public Health Nutr 5:631-5. 2002
    ..Little is known, however, about possible longer-term effects of breast-feeding. We investigated the effect of breast-feeding on educational attainment, and on a range of cognitive skills in midlife, in the British 1946 birth cohort...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Does active leisure protect cognition? Evidence from a national birth cohort
    Marcus Richards
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, MRC National Survey of Health and Development, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:785-92. 2003
    ..We conclude that physical exercise and spare-time activity are significantly associated with benefit to memory in midlife, although these two kinds of voluntary activity may exert their effects on cognition via different paths...
  34. ncbi request reprint Developmental typology of trajectories to nighttime bladder control: epidemiologic application of longitudinal latent class analysis
    Tim J Croudace
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 157:834-42. 2003
    ..This empirically based, typologic approach to analysis of extensive longitudinal data in a general population sample provides an alternative perspective to that offered by traditional diagnostic criteria...
  35. pmc Cigarette smoking and cognitive decline in midlife: evidence from a prospective birth cohort study
    Marcus Richards
    Medical Research Council, National Survey of Health and Development, University College London, London, England
    Am J Public Health 93:994-8. 2003
    ..The authors investigated the effects of cigarette smoking on midlife cognitive performance...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and lipids in a national birth cohort study
    Paula M L Skidmore
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College London Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, UK
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:588-94. 2004
    ..To investigate the association between birth weight and lipid levels in a 53-year-old birth cohort from England, Scotland, and Wales...
  38. pmc Cognitive ability in childhood and cognitive decline in mid-life: longitudinal birth cohort study
    Marcus Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London
    BMJ 328:552. 2004
    ..To examine the association between cognitive ability in childhood and mid-life cognitive decline in the normal population...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and midlife cognitive change in the British 1946 birth cohort study
    Marcus Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College London, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 40:112-7. 2005
    ..However, more longitudinal studies are required to confirm that alcohol has an effect on cognitive change and to rule out the possibility that those of higher ability engage in a lifestyle that protects against cognitive decline...
  41. 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
    ....
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Parent-child relationships and health problems in adulthood in three UK national birth cohort studies
    Sarah L Stewart-Brown
    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Eur J Public Health 15:640-6. 2005
    ..This study aimed to assess the impact of the latter on health problems and illness in adulthood...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Three decades of antidepressant, anxiolytic and hypnotic use in a national population birth cohort
    Ian Colman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 189:156-60. 2006
    ..Psychotropic medication use is common and increasing. Use of such drugs at the individual level over long periods has not been reported...