Individual Study / COSM

The Cohort of Swedish Men

The Cohort of Swedish Men

Initiatives -
To investigate major chronic diseases such as cancer (prostate, colon, bladder, kidney etc), cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cataracts, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and obesity.
Start Year
1997
End Year
2009
Funding
Karolinska Institutet
Supplementary Information
https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/47/3/691/4797561
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Alija Wolk
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Questionnaires were mailed in 1997, 2008 and 2009.

Marker Paper

Hallström H, Wolk A, Glynn A, Michaëlsson K, Byberg L. Coffee consumption and risk of fracture in the Cohort of Swedish Men (COSM). PLoS One. 2014 May 15;9(5):e97770. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097770.

PUBMED 24830750

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
50,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
All men, born between 1918 and 1952 and residing in Central Sweden (Västmanland and Örebro Counties)

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other