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Understanding the causal nature of the relationship between infertility and cardiovascular disease

Project description

Investigating infertility and cardiovascular disease connection

It is possible that infertile couples have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, it is necessary to understand several factors before establishing a cause-and-effect relationship. The EU-funded INFERTILITY project relies on the hypothesis that both infertile men and women are at risk of CVD and that this could be at least partly associated with CVD risk factors. The project will study this hypothesis using data from cohort studies and national health registries in Norway and the United Kingdom and genetic markers as instrumental variables. It will also illustrate whether offspring cardiometabolic health trajectories are related to parents’ fertility problems. The findings will improve our understanding as to whether any CVD and infertility interconnection crosses generations.

Host institution

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 479 676,00
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 1 479 676,00
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo

See on map

Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00