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Description: I lead a small group at UCL looking at the health consequences of alcohol consumption across the life course. We have harmonised data from 100,000 individuals with repeated measures of alcohol consumption, taken from multiple cohort studies in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, covering an age range of 15 to 100+ years. We examine a variety of health outcomes, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, cancers and mental health. A core focus of our work is in applying innovative statistical techniques to answer questions specifically focused on the dynamic association between alcohol consumption and health as people age.
- Alcohol consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose=response meta-analysis of more than 1.9 million individuals from 38 observational studies — Diabetes
- The role of alcohol consumption in regulating circulating levels of adiponectin: a prospective cohort study
- Reliability of a retrospective decade based life course alcohol consumption questionnaire in later life — AUDIT-C
- Reasons for change in alcohol consumption in later life: Findings from the Whitehall II cohort — Change, Longitudinal
- Protective effects of moderate alcohol consumption on fatty liver: a spurious association? — Liver
- Life-course trajectories of alcohol consumption in the UK using longitudinal data from nine cohort studies