Chronic diseases and all-cause mortality

The relations of different chronic diseases with all-cause mortality was studied from middle-age onwards in the Seven Countries Study and in old age in the FINE Study.

Chronic diseases and all-cause mortality

Telomeres and all-cause mortality

Longer telomeres at baseline did not predict all-cause mortality, even though telomere shortening is a marker of ageing that might be related to oxidative stress.

Telomeres and all-cause mortality

Widowhood and disability

The associations of different aspects of widowhood with disability were investigated in elderly men from Finland, Italy and The Netherlands in the FINE Study.

Widowhood and disability

Physical activity and disability

The results suggest that even in old age among relatively healthy men, a physically active lifestyle was inversely related to disability.

Physical activity and disability

Cardiovascular risk factors and disability

There is some evidence that classic cardiovascular risk factors measured in middle-age are related to disability and mental well-being in later life.

Cardiovascular risk factors and disability