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Cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Cohort - evaluation of risk factors and their interactions.

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  • 1Nutritional Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden. goran.hallmans@nutrires.umu.se

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is, first, to describe the organization, sampling procedures, availability of samples/database, ethical considerations, and quality control program of the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Cohort. Secondly, some examples are given of studies on cardiovascular disease and diabetes with a focus on the biomarker programme. The cohort has been positioned as a national and international resource for scientific research.

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14660243
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