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  • What are the unanswered questions about theory?
  • What are the next steps in theory development?
  • What are the barriers that need to be overcome in order to advance theory and how do we address them?
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It is a challenge for future public health research to disentangle the health effects of the complex interplay of social, behavioural, biological, and genetic factors across the entire life course.
--Osler, M. The life course perspective: a challenge for public health research and prevention. Eur J Public Health. 2006;16:230.