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Tag: Longitudinal Studies

Healthy Food
Scientists from Norway have built a model that predicts the effect of various dietary changes on human lifespan [1]. Diet is obviously a major health factor, but quantifying its impact is not easy. Since it is all but impossible to conduct a controlled study of how a particular type of food affects health in the...
Metformin
An outcomes study conducted by the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has examined the effects of lifestyle interventions and the popular diabetes drug metformin on all-cause mortality. Background The original DPP was conducted at 27 centers in the United States from 1996 to 2001. Building upon this work, the Centers for Disease Control developed a national...
Long Life Family Study
Since 2005, a team of researchers in Denmark and the United States have been conducting the National Institute on Aging’s Long Life Family Study (LLFS). Enrolled in the study were 4953 individuals from two generations of family, including siblings, spouses and offspring. Families recruited from the United States and Denmark had to prove a family...