From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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News Archive for February 2014

The impact of year of birth and social class on obesity

Feb 10, 2014

When it comes to obesity, year of birth appears to be more important than your parents’ social background. New research shows that increases in obesity due to being born into a younger generation are nearly three time the increases in obesity due to being born into social disadvantage.

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Annual Report 2013

Feb 5, 2014

The MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 2013 Annual Report is now available to download. The report highlights selected research and contains a complete list of publications and presentations for 2013.

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Mismatches between pre- and post-natal environments not found to influence physiological functioning in young adults

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Feb 3, 2014

A new publication in the journal PLOS ONE has investigated if mismatches between pre- and post-natal environments, as measured by birth weight and adult leg length, would be associated with poorer biomarker levels across five key physiological systems in adults in their mid-thirties.

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