Individual Study / FT16

FinnTwin16

FinnTwin16

Initiatives -
The Finnish Twin Cohort comprises three different cohorts: the Older Twin Cohort established in the 1970s and the FinnTwin12 and FT16initiated in the 1990s. Determinants of various health-related behaviors and diseases in different stages of life. The main areas addressed are alcohol use and its consequences, smoking, physical activity, overall physical health, eating behaviors and eating disorders,weight development, obesity, life satisfaction and personality. *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
1990
Funding
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R.J.R), the Sigrid Juselius Foundation (J.K. and K.H.P.); Finnish Medical Foundation (K.H.P.); Finnish Diabetes Research Foundation (K.H.P.); Novo Nordisk Foundation (K.H.P.), Gyllenberg Foundation (K.H.P. and U.K.); Helsinki University Hospital Research Funds (K.H.P.); Government Research Funds (K.H.P.); University of Helsinki

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Jaakko Kaprio
    University of Helsinki

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
FT16 study in 1991 with a baseline assessment of five consecutive birth cohorts of 16-year-old twins born during 1974–1979. (Waves 1–4)
Supplementary Information
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3716-2455

Marker Paper

Kaidesoja, M., Aaltonen, S., Bogl, L., Heikkilä, K., Kaartinen, S., Kujala, U., . . . Kaprio, J. (2019). FinnTwin16: A Longitudinal Study from Age 16 of a Population-Based Finnish Twin Cohort. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22(6), 530-539. doi:10.1017/thg.2019.106

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
3,215
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
3215 twin pairs with both co-twins alive, resident in Finland

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other