Individual Study / VETSA

Vietnam-Era Twin Study of Aging

Vietnam-Era Twin Study of Aging

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VETSA examine genetic and environmental influences on cognitive and brain aging starting in midlife. Goal one: factors accounting for the great heterogeneity of cognitive and brain trajectories. A second goal is to advance the early identification of risk factors for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. **Is a set of longitudinal projects**
Start Year
2006
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dra. Professor Alice Cronin-Golomb
    Boston University

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
2 waves

Marker Paper

Kremen, W. S., Franz, C. E., & Lyons, M. J. (2013). VETSA: the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging. Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies, 16(1), 399–402. https://doi.org/10.1017/thg.2012.86

PUBMED 23110957

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,237
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
1237 male twins (614 pairs and 9 unpaired twins; 55% monozygotic [MZ] and 45% dizygotic [DZ] pairs) between the ages of 51 and 60 .

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Availability of data and biosamples

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