Swedish Mammography Cohort - Clinical (SMC-C)
From 2003 through 2009, 8,311 women under age 85 and living in the town of Uppsala received a diet, lifestyle, and physical activity questionnaire with an invitation to participate in a health examination. Sixty-five percent of the invited participants completed the questionnaire and 61% participated in the health examination which included weight, height, waist, hip, and blood pressure measurements, and a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. Samples of fasting blood, urine, and adipose tissue were also collected at the health exam.
A subset of these women completed an additional FFQ and physical activity questionnaire and wore a physical activity monitor and completed a 7-day activity record. A second subset of women completed a questionnaire on sun exposure in conjunction with a blood sample collected during winter and summer months.
A second health examination, biological sample collection, and diet and lifestyle questionnaire, is planned for this clinical subcohort in November 2013.
From March 2012 to March 2013, 1,030 women in the SMC over age 85 and living in Uppsala County received an invitation letter to participate in a validated cognitive test phone interview, complete a FFQ, and receive a home health examination. The home health examination included weight, height, waist, hip, and blood pressure measurements, blood, urine, adipose tissue, and fecal sample collection, a physical function test, and the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE).
Prof Alicja Wolk and Prof Karl Michaëlsson