Contact Details & Acknowledgments


The research was led by Professor Peter Elwood, Cardiff University, Cardiff UK and a full account of the research was published in:

  • ‘Healthy Lifestyles Reduce the Incidence of Chronic Diseases and Dementia: Evidence from the Caerphilly Cohort Study’  Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE) December 09, 2013 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081877

A detailed summary of the research in Caerphilly is in a booklet ‘Better than any pill – and no side effects’.’.Click to download a copy.. General information about the research in Caerphilly can be found in WIKIPEDIA – just google ‘Caerphilly Heart Disease Study’


The lay-out of the Manual was by Brian Marsh, Graphic Designer, Cardiff University

‘Wise men from Caerphilly’ was written by Ian Dutton and sung by the Aber Valley Male Voice Choir.

If you would like to watch a video recording of the song click here to download

We are enormously grateful to the two and a half thousand Caerphilly men upon whom this report is based. They gave much of their time, they shared information with us about themselves and their lifestyle, they cooperated in a host of medical tests every five years and they allowed us unrestricted access to their medical records.
Professor Peter Elwood OBE, DSc, MD, FRCP
Professor John Gallacher PhD, FFPHM
Professor Tony Bayer MD, FRCP
Luke Heslop BSc, MPH
Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, UK


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