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NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study


N/A
50 Years
69 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Nutrition, Cancer

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Trial Information

NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study


This is a prospective cohort study to investigate relations among diet, lifestyle and
cancer. The cohort comprises 50-69 year-old male and female members of the American
Association of Retired Persons (AARP). In 1995-96 we mailed baseline questionnaires to 3.5
million AARP members. Over 615,000 AARP members responded, with over 540,000 providing
adequate dietary data. Preliminary analysis indicates that the cohort, both men and women,
has the desired wide distributions of percent calories from fat, dietary fiber, fruits and
vegetables, and red meat. Approximately 330,000 of the initial respondents (with
satisfactory data) returned a second questionnaire containing questions on exposures not
assessed in the first instrument. In 2004-2006 we mailed a follow-up questionnaire to all
living participants to assess non-cancer endpoints and lifestyle factors.

Inclusion Criteria


- INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Patients participating will be selected from the American Association of Retired Persons
age 50-69 living in one of the following state and metropolitan areas: California (minus
Los Angeles county), Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Louisiana, North Carolina,
Detroit, and Atlanta.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

N/A

Principal Investigator

Yikyung Park, D.Sc.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

999995025

NCT ID:

NCT00340015

Start Date:

October 1995

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Nutrition
  • Cancer

Name

Location

National Cancer Institute (NCI), 9000 Rockville PikeBethesda, Maryland  20892