Individual Study / SALT

The Screening Across the Lifespan of Twins

The Screening Across the Lifespan of Twins

Initiatives -
To screen all twins in Sweden born before 1958 for most common complex diseases, regardless of the status of their twin partner.
Start Year
1998
End Year
2002
Supplementary Information
SALT is a sub-study of the Swedish Twin Registry (STR) and it is a complete screening of all twins from this registry
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Investigators Contacts
  • Professor Nancy Pedersen
    Karolinska Institutet

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Supplementary Information
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233383764_The_Swedish_Twin_Registry_Establishment_of_a_Biobank_and_Other_Recent_Developments

Marker Paper

Lichtenstein, P., Sullivan, P. F., Cnattingius, S., Gatz, M., Johansson, S., Carlström, E., ... & De Faire, U. (2006). The Swedish Twin Registry in the third millennium: an update. Twin research and human genetics, 9(6), 875-882.

PUBMED 17254424

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
44,919
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Twin pairs in the Sweeden

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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