HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Fitter by degress? Higher education no panacea for adult health

Poor education may be linked to bad health, but simply putting more of us through university will not ensure adults are fit and well, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC.

Though highly educated men and women are generally healthier, what happens in childhood and beyond is key to our well-being later in life, says the study led by Dr. Tarani Chandola, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UCL).

And his report found no evidence that better health among more highly educated adults is linked to high intelligence as a child.

The study argues that policies on reducing inequalities in health should be aimed at specific areas such as people's working conditions or enabling healthy lifestyles, rather than directly at education.

Dr Chandola said: "Education affects health throughout our lifetime. For instance, children with poor health end up less well educated and with poorer health as grown-ups."

He continued: "Higher education also affects a person's sense of control as well as their chances of getting a better, well paid job. This in turn encourages them to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours."

Links between education and health have been found consistently in various studies around the world. These show that people with limited education have poorer health, more disability and greater chances of death.

For the UCL study, social science statistical methods, rarely used in this area of research, enabled investigators to estimate the direct and indirect effects of a combination of factors thought to link education and health.

The report says that being well in childhood is important for men and women, as apart from the direct effects on adult health, illness in a child has an indirect effect if it limits his or her education.

Men's adult social class indirectly affects their health when it comes to adopting healthy behaviours such as not smoking, exerc
'"/>

Contact: Becky Gammon
becky.gammon@esrc.ac.uk
44-1-793-413-122
Economic & Social Research Council
2-Jun-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Higher intake of fish and vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of age-related macular disease
2. Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty
3. Higher calcium and vitamin D intakes positively associated with brain lesions in older men and women
4. Higher physical activity associated with reduced risk of breast cancer
5. Higher levels of cells originating in bone marrow may be useful in prognosis of liver cancer
6. Higher blood pressure associated with decline in walking ability in older persons
7. Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks
8. Higher death rates associated with increasing degrees of obesity, PITT researchers report
9. Higher strength MRI can help patients avoid arthroscopy for shoulder injuries
10. Higher self-awareness of memory complaints predict brain function decline
11. Higher rates of infection may explain why women have higher risk of death after bypass surgery

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Fitter degress Higher education panacea for adult health

(Date:11/28/2014)... (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 Now that ... http://www.rustysautosalvage.com ), one of the nation's leading cash-for-junk-cars companies, ... salvage vehicles to be more competitive and help bring ... during this festive time of year. , Along with ... owners across the US also deal with large travel ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... November 28, 2014 Mirena lawsuits ... forward in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, ... litigation established there is quickly approaching 1,300, Bernstein ... November 18th shows 1,293 lawsuits now pending in ... that allege complications resulting from spontaneous migration of ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 ... has undergone healthy growth over the past five ... population's increasing acceptance of therapies that are either ... conventional treatments. According to IBISWorld industry analyst David ... the ageing population and growing private health insurance ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Nov. 27, 2014 ... cooking classes or at home, may make them more likely ... Cooking programs and classes for children seem to positively influence ... And, although the review didn,t look at long-term effects of ... children develop long-lasting healthy habits. "It is ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 Mabel’s ... stuff kids lose® and an award-winning company established by ... Ellis, Cynthia Esp, and Tricia Mumby have been honored ... were recognized with the PROFIT Award for Excellence in ... Cynthia Esp, and Tricia Mumby) accepted the award on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rusty's Auto Salvage Increasing Their Cash Offers to Help Drivers Save Throughout the Busy Holiday Season 2Health News:Nearly 1,300 Mirena Lawsuits Now Filed in Consolidated New Jersey Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Nearly 1,300 Mirena Lawsuits Now Filed in Consolidated New Jersey Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Alternative Health Therapies in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Alternative Health Therapies in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:Alternative Health Therapies in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 4Health News:Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking 2Health News:Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking 3Health News:Mabel's Labels’ Co-Founders Named A Winner In The 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Program; A Second-Time Win For The Brand 2Health News:Mabel's Labels’ Co-Founders Named A Winner In The 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Program; A Second-Time Win For The Brand 3
(Date:11/26/2014)... LA JOLLA, Calif. , Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... ), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development ... Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos , Ph.D., President and CEO of ... th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference at the ... at 2:00 p.m. EST.  The presentation will be webcast ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on ... Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP ), Endocyte Inc. ... JNJ ), and Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX ... at: http://investor-edge.com/register . On Tuesday, November 25, ... Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.02% lower, to finish the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , November 26, 2014 A ... of the organ protrudes through the wall of a weak ... area at birth are some of the causes of hernias. ... hiatal, femoral, and incisional. An inguinal hernia is when part ... umbilical hernia is found in the area of the umbilicus. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Regulus to Present at the 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference and Genetic Rx Conference 2Regulus to Present at the 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference and Genetic Rx Conference 3Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 2Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 3Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 4Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 5Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 2Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 3Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 4
Cached News: