Denny Vågerö, Department of Public Health Sciences. Photo: E Dalin

The Scientist interviewed Denny Vågerö on how paternal grandfather's high access to food affect the mortality risk in grandsons.

Link to the interview in The Scientist

About the study

The study "Paternal grandfather's access to food predicts all-cause and cancer mortality in grandsons" expands on Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigeneration Study. Grandparents (9,039) have been traced and regional data on the yields of harvests have been used to determine the grandparents' access to food during their childhood, 1874-1910. These results were followed up by data on mortality from 1961-2015 for their grandchildren (11,561).

The study has been published in Nature Communications on December 11, 2018.