Why is parental lifespan linked to children's chances of reaching a high age? A transgenerational hypothesis

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Denny Vågerö; Vanda Aronsson; Bitte Modin;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: SSM: Population Health,volume 4,pages45-54 (issn: 2352-8273, eissn: 2352-8273)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5769101, doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.11.006
  • Subject: Susceptibility | RA1-1270 | Social sciences (General) | H1-99 | Public aspects of medicine | Lifespan | Transgenerational | Longevity | Resilience | Article | Epigenetics

Purpose: Transgenerational determinants of longevity are poorly understood. We used data from four linked generations (G0, G1, G2 and G3) of the Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigeneration Study to address this issue. Methods: Mortality in G1 (N = 9565) was followed from 1961–... View more
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