Cohort Profile: LifeLines, a three-generation cohort study and biobank.

  title={Cohort Profile: LifeLines, a three-generation cohort study and biobank.},
  author={Salome Scholtens and Nynke Smidt and Morris A. Swertz and Stephan J L Bakker and Aafje Dotinga and Judith M Vonk and Freerk van Dijk and Sander K. R. van Zon and Cisca Wijmenga and Bruce H. R. Wolffenbuttel and Ronald P. Stolk},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={44 4},
The LifeLines Cohort Study is a large population-based cohort study and biobank that was established as a resource for research on complex interactions between environmental, phenotypic and genomic factors in the development of chronic diseases and healthy ageing. Between 2006 and 2013, inhabitants of the northern part of The Netherlands and their families were invited to participate, thereby contributing to a three-generation design. Participants visited one of the LifeLines research sites for… CONTINUE READING