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Cohort Acronym
LifeGene

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Disease


Participant type
No diagnosis

Profile
Recruitment Period  
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 250,000  
Estimated Current Sample Size 50,000 to 99,999 
Age at Recruitment 18-50   
Gender Male and Female 
Abstract

LifeGene is a national collaborative project designed to build up a resource for research in all medical disciplines, enabling new and groundbreaking research on the relationships among heredity, environment and lifestyle. The study includes studying several hundred thousand Swedes with the aim of creating new tools to prevent, diagnose and treat our most common diseases. LifeGene constitutes a platform for a myriad of biomedical research projects. Researchers not only in biomedicine and biotechnology but also behavioral and social sciences may benefit from access to LifeGene. By combining a biological perspective with e-epidemiology, LifeGene opens up new possibilities for a greater understanding of the interplay between heredity, lifestyle and the environment as regards to our most common diseases.

 
Country Sweden 
Contact details
Institution name Karolinska Institutet 
Principal Investiator (PI) Nancy Pedersen 
Contact email nancy.pedersen@ki.se 
Contact phone number +46-8-524 874 18 
Address Director of LifeGene project and Professor in Genetic Epidemiology at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet 
Funders (Core support) Swedish Research Council|Karolinska Institutet|AFA Försäkring|Ragnar and Torsten Söderberg's foundations 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: N/A
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Hearing and Vision, Musculoskeletal, Reproductive, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood, Saliva
Genotyping: Gene screening
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Martial status, Occupation and employment
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
 
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