The project will improve understanding of the relationship between early life factors and cardiovascular disease mortality, morbidity and intermediate risk profile, and identify markers amenable to early intervention and prevention, within the framework of six unique birth cohort studies from England, Finland, Faroes (Denmark) and Greece, including data on 58500 people born since 1920s. This internationally valuable material since pregnancy or birth provides a unique platform for integrating a genetic, clinical and epidemiological approach. We will evaluate the risk over the life course using pre-existing data, data from the analysis of stored blood samples, and data to be collected in this study, and consolidate methods of data collection in order to improve comparability between countries and allow data pooling. A European collaborative group will be established for longitudinal studies and the results will be widely distributed.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
W1N 4AL London
BS8 1TH Bristol, Clifton