A Genetically Informed Study of the Association Between Perceived Stress and Loneliness

Although research shows a strong positive association between perceived stress and loneliness, the genetic and environmental etiology underlying their association remains unknown. People with a genetic predisposition to perceived stress, for example, may be more prone to feeling lonely and vice versa. Conversely, unique factors in people’s lives may explain differences in perceived stress levels […]

Does neighbourhood deprivation influence low back pain and arthritis: An empirical study using multilevel twin design

Objective: Neighbourhood deprivation has been found to be associated with many health conditions, but its association with low back pain (LBP) and arthritis is unclear. This study aimed to examine the association between neighbourhood deprivation with LBP and arthritis, and its potential interaction with individual socioeconomic status (SES) on these outcomes. Methods: Monozygotic (MZ) twins from the […]