Individual Study / HPFS

Health Professionals Follow-up Study

Health Professionals Follow-up Study

Initiatives -
To evaluate a series of hypotheses about men’s health relating nutritional factors to the incidence of serious illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, and other vascular diseases.
Start Year
1986
Funding
National Cancer Institute
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Investigators Contacts
  • MD. Prof Mingyang Song
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Prof Elizabeth A. Platz
    Johns Hopkins University
  • MD. Prof Ambika Bhushan
    OHSU Primary Care Clinic

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Biennially, the men complete mailed questionnaires on demographics, medical history, and lifestyle factors, and every four years complete semiquantitative food frequency questionnaires. Deaths are reported by family members or the postal system or are identified through the National Death Index.

Marker Paper

Grobbee DE, Rimm EB, Giovannucci E, Colditz G, Stampfer M, Willett W. Coffee, caffeine, and cardiovascular disease in men. N Engl J Med. 1990 Oct 11;323(15):1026-32. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199010113231504.

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
51,529
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men. Health professionals.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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