Individual Study / AGES-Reykjavik

Age, Gene, Environment, Susceptibility Study -- Reykjavik

Age, Gene, Environment, Susceptibility Study -- Reykjavik

Initiatives -
To identify genetic and other new risk factors for selected diseases and conditions including: atherosclerosis, cognitive impairment, dementia and subtypes (i.e. Alzheimer's disease), stroke, sarcopenia, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and osteoarthritis; To characterize phenotypes for these diseases and conditions, and study them in relation to genetic susceptibility, gene function and genetic/environmental contributions to disease; To identify contributory molecular markers associated with these conditions including markers of cellular maintenance and repair, markers of oxidative stress, and immunologic and endocrine indicators
Start Year
2002
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Tamara Harris
    National Institute on Aging

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Baseline in 2002-2006 and participants were followed up in 2007-2011.

Marker Paper

Harris TB, Launer LJ, Eiriksdottir G, et al. Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study: multidisciplinary applied phenomics. American journal of epidemiology, 2007; 165(9): 1076-87.

PUBMED 17351290

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
5,764
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men and women born between 1907 and 1935 has been followed

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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