Individual Study / UFS

Uppsala Family Study

Uppsala Family Study

Initiatives -
To study effects of birth weight and growth on cardiovascular, metabolic and bone-related outcomes using a family design.
Start Year
2000
Funding
UK Medical Research Council as component grant (G9828126) of the Co-operative Group (9819083) “Life-Course and Trans-generational Influences on Disease Risk.” Dr Koupil is funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Liisa Byberg
    Uppsala University

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
In 2010-2014, all families were invited for a second round of examinations; 513 parents (age 39-70 years) and 466 children (age 14-23 years) attended.

Marker Paper

Leon DA, Koupil I, Mann V, Tuvemo T, Lindmark G, Mohsen R, Byberg L, Lithell H. Fetal, developmental, and parental influences on childhood systolic blood pressure in 600 sib pairs: the Uppsala Family Study. Circulation 2005;112(22):3478-85. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.104.497610

PUBMED 16286592

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
602
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Families (mothers, fathers, two consecutive siblings age 5-14 years) living in Uppsala

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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