Cohort profile: the EPIC-NL study.

  title={Cohort profile: the EPIC-NL study.},
  author={Joline W. J. Beulens and Evelyn M. Monninkhof and W. M. Monique Verschuren and Yvonne T van der Schouw and Jet Smit and Marga C. Ock{\'e} and Eug{\`e}ne H. J. M. Jansen and Susan van Dieren and Diederick E. Grobbee and P. H. Peeters and HB Bueno-de-Mesquita},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={39 5},
A major scientific challenge for the next few decades is to understand the interaction between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors in the aetiology of chronic diseases. The most promising approach to discover these interactions requires a combined effort of epidemiology and molecular genetics and large sample sizes for sufficient power. Already in the early 90s, the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) was initiated in 10 European countries to create… CONTINUE READING

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