Director's Overview

Non-communicable diseases of older age such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, sarcopenia, diabetes and cardiovascular disease result in an immense burden to human health. Evidence from MRC LEU and elsewhere has demonstrated that the risk of such disorders is accrued throughout the entire lifecourse, even from life in the womb.

The MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit studies the risk factors and determinants of these diseases across life from conception to old age, investigates potential underlying mechanisms, and aims to translate these findings into novel strategies to improve human health.

Mission: The MRC LEU aims to promote human health using lifecourse epidemiological methods