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2010s: the middle years – an animated tour

4 March 2021

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – As our look back at the 1970 British Cohort Study through the 2010s draws to a close, let us whisk you away on a tour of the decade just gone by.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Midlife health

25 February 2021

Findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study’s Age 46 Biomedical Sweep have helped to improve our understanding of midlife health.

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Age 46 Sweep – Objective health data

18 February 2021

The 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep had a significant biomedical focus, with objective health measurements and assessments being conducted for the first time in the cohort members’ adulthood.

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NHS administrative data now linked to 1958 and 1970 birth cohort studies

15 February 2021

Information from the NHS about cohort members’ health care and treatment in hospitals has now been linked to two longitudinal cohort studies, which have collected survey data over six decades – the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Midlife mental health

4 February 2021

The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been an important source of evidence on midlife mental health, helping to improve our understanding about why middle age is such a vulnerable period for adults.

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Up to a fifth of adults have mental health problems in midlife

21 January 2021

Baby Boomers and Generation X are at the greatest risk of mental ill-health in middle age, finds new research by UCL.

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Middle-aged adults may be spending more time on the sofa than previously thought

28 October 2020

Almost three quarters of British middle-aged adults spend more than eight hours sitting each day, new objective data taken from activity monitors has shown.

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Study of midlife health enhanced with new 1970 British Cohort Study accelerometry data

27 March 2020

New activity monitor data from the Age 46 Biomedical Sweep of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) are now available for researchers to download from the UK Data Service.

Cancelled: Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study: a longitudinal studies conference

11 November 2019

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 British Cohort Study, this scientific conference will showcase the latest cutting-edge research using CLS cohort data. Registration is currently paused while we assess new dates.

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Data from the first adult biomedical sweep of the 1970 British Cohort Study now available

2 October 2019

New data from the Age 46 Sweep of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) are now available for researchers to download from the UK Data Service.

Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep

13 June 2019

The webinar introduction to the BCS70 age 46 data covered: data collection, content and emerging findings.

Harmonising mental health measurements from the British birth cohorts

23 April 2019

At this event, organised by CLOSER, we will present results on the measurement properties of mental health measures, before and after harmonising these so that they can be compared across time and study.

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