Individual Study / VITAL

VITamins And Lifestyle Cohort Study

VITamins And Lifestyle Cohort Study

Initiatives -
Investigating the associations of supplement use with cancer risk. Specific goals focus on the associations of supplemental vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, and multivitamins with prostate, female breast, lung, and colorectal cancer incidence. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
2000
End Year
2010
Funding
Grant (R01CA74846) from the National Cancer Institute.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Emily White
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Information on cancers, deaths, and moves out of the area are obtained primarily from passive follow-up by using linkages to public databases.

Marker Paper

White E, Patterson RE, Kristal AR, Thornquist M, King I, Shattuck AL, Evans I, Satia-Abouta J, Littman AJ, Potter JD. VITamins And Lifestyle cohort study: study design and characteristics of supplement users. Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Jan 1;159(1):83-93. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwh010.

PUBMED 14693663

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
77,738
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men and women in western Washington State. Aged 50-76 years

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other