Individual Study / HCS

The Hertfordshire Cohort Study

The Hertfordshire Cohort Study

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Initiatives -
To evaluate interactions between the genome, the intrauterine and early postnatal environment, and adult diet and lifestyle in the aetiology of chronic disorders in later life (cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes mellitus and obesity; osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia). **Contact: hcs@mrc.soton.ac.uk** *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
1998
End Year
2004
Funding
Medical Research Council
Supplementary Information
https://www.closer.ac.uk/study/hertfordshire-cohort-study/

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Cyrus Cooper
    University of Southampton

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Followed up through primary care and hospital records over a 10-year period (1998–2007).

Marker Paper

Syddall HE, Simmonds SJ, Carter SA, et al. The Hertfordshire Cohort Study: an overview. F1000Res. 2019;8:82. Published 2019 Jan 21. doi:10.12688/f1000research.17457.1; Syddall HE, Aihie Sayer A, Dennison EM, et al. Cohort profile: the Hertfordshire cohort study. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2005 Dec;34(6):1234-1242. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyi127.

PUBMED 30828442

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
3,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
babies born in Hertfordshire between 1911 and 1939.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative