Individual Study / ERF

Erasmus Rucphen Family study

Erasmus Rucphen Family study

Initiatives -
To identify genetic risk factors in the development of complex disorders. * Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
2002
End Year
2005
Funding
Nutrigenomics Consortium (NGC)and by the Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB) in the framework of theNetherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI)

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Cornelia M. Van Duijn
    University of Oxford

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Henneman P, Aulchenko YS, Frants RR, van Dijk KW, Oostra BA, van Duijn CM. Prevalence and heritability of the metabolic syndrome and its individual components in a Dutch isolate: the Erasmus Rucphen Family study. J Med Genet. 2008 Sep;45(9):572-7. doi: 10.1136/jmg.2008.058388. Epub 2008 Jun 11.

PUBMED 18550697

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,065
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Living descendants of 22 couples with at least six children baptised in the community church around 1850–1900 in the southwest of the Netherlands.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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