Individual Study / LLS_SIBS

Leiden Longevity Study (Nonagenarians)

Leiden Longevity Study (Nonagenarians)

Initiatives -
To identify genetic mechanisms of longevity and to characterize their interaction with the environment. Using the results the future health of people without familial longevity can be improved in old age. ** leidenlangleven@lumc.nl**
Start Year
2001
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Investigators Contacts
  • MD, Dr Lucia J.M Kroft
    Leiden University Medical Centre

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Schoenmaker M, de Craen AJ, de Meijer PH, Beekman M, Blauw GJ, Slagboom PE, Westendorp RG. Evidence of genetic enrichment for exceptional survival using a family approach: the Leiden Longevity Study. Eur J Hum Genet. 2006 Jan;14(1):79-84. doi: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201508.

PUBMED 16251894

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
991
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
420 families of Caucasian origin take part in the Leiden Longevity Study (LLS). Includes families with at least two long-living siblings (men aged 89 years or above; women aged 91 years or above)

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Availability of data and biosamples

Data
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