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Nurses' Health Study II

Nurses' Health Study II

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Initiatives -
A large prospective investigations into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women. Cancer is a primary focus, but the study has also produced landmark data on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other conditions. To study oral contraceptives, diet, and lifestyle risk factors in a population younger than the original NHS cohort.
Start Year
1989
Funding
National Institutes of Health
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof Heather Eliassen
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • MD. Dr. Professor Walter Willett
    Harvard Medical School

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Every two years, cohort members receive a follow-up questionnaire with questions about diseases and health-related topics, including smoking, hormone use, pregnancy history, and menopausal status.

Marker Paper

Bao Y, Bertoia ML, Lenart EB, et al. Origin, Methods, and Evolution of the Three Nurses' Health Studies. Am J Public Health. 2016;106(9):1573-1581. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303338

PUBMED 27459450

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
116,430
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Women nurses.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://epi.grants.cancer.gov/survivor-cohort-r...