Individual Study / SWLH

Women of Sweden Cohort

Women of Sweden Cohort

Initiatives -
The objective of the Swedish Women's Lifestyle and Health Cohort Study (SWLH) was to create a large prospective cohort designed specifically to investigate the association between lifestyle factors (exogenous hormones and dietary habits) and cancer and cardiovascular diseases in young women.
Start Year
1991
Funding
Swedish Cancer Society, Swedish Research Council, Pharmaceutical companies
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Sven Sandin
    Karolinska Institutet

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Roswall N, Sandin S, Adami HO, Weiderpass E. Cohort Profile: The Swedish Women's Lifestyle and Health cohort. Int J Epidemiol. 2017;46(2):e8. doi:10.1093/ije/dyv089

PUBMED 26066328

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
49,258
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Swedish women aged 30-49 years

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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