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Title [sv]
Kostdatabas för norra Sverige
Title [en]
The Northern Sweden Diet Database
Abstract [sv]
Science should, based on knowledge of disease aetiologies, where gene-lifestyle interactions are important in complex diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and dental diseases, provide information to substantiate public health messages. Gene-lifestyle associations can only be studied in cohorts where biological samples and lifestyle exposures are available. The Northern Sweden Diet Database (NSDD) connected to the Västerbotten biobank fulfils this criterion. The application concerns maintenance and expansion of NSDD. The goal is to maintain a persistent, quality assured database on diet and lifestyle variables for the Northern Sweden population to be a source for national/international competitive research consortia/groups, including the new BBMRI.SE. The database, which increases with 6,000 sampling occasions annually, has a bio-resource of 100,000 individuals and 127,000 observations, i.e. 27,000 observations represent 10 year follow-ups. Food intake is recorded with an FFQ, and 18 food groups, energy, macronutrients, 15 vitamins and minerals, 6 fatty acids, phytosterols, whole grain, alcohol, food pattern, meal characteristics, and some supplement intake. The grant will be used for expansion with new/revisiting subjects, new exposure and outcome measures for frontline studies on interactions between diet and genes in genome wide screenings and other types of diet-disease studies. It will also be used for high quality user support and quality controls.
Principal InvestigatorJohansson, Ingegerd
Coordinating organisation
Umeå University
2011-01-01 - 2012-12-31
DiVA, id: project:1019Project, id: 2010-05986_VR

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