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Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: April 12, 2016
Last verified: April 2009
To measure associations of established and suspected coronary heart disease risk factors with both atherosclerosis and new coronary heart disease events in representative cohorts from four diverse United States communities. To compare the communities with respect to risk factors, medical care, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart disease incidence. ARIC has two components in each community: study of representative cohorts of adult men and women, and community surveillance of morbidity and mortality.

Coronary Disease
Coronary Heart Disease Risk Reduction
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Heart Failure, Congestive
Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: July 1985
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005131

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Christie Ballantyne Baylor College of Medicine
OverallOfficial: Lloyd Chambless University of North Carolina
OverallOfficial: Josef Coresh Johns Hopkins University
OverallOfficial: Matthew Davis University of Wisconsin, Madison
OverallOfficial: Aaron Folsom University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
OverallOfficial: Gerardo Heiss University of North Carolina
OverallOfficial: Daniel Jones University of Mississippi Medical Center
OverallOfficial: Kenneth Wu Texas Health Science Center
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Additional Information:
Please refer to the ARIC website for the complete bibliography:

Study Data/Documents: Study Forms  This link exits the site

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Tanaka T, Ngwa JS, van Rooij FJ, Zillikens MC, Wojczynski MK, Frazier-Wood AC, Houston DK, Kanoni S, Lemaitre RN, Luan J, Mikkilä V, Renstrom F, Sonestedt E, Zhao JH, Chu AY, Qi L, Chasman DI, de Oliveira Otto MC, Dhurandhar EJ, Feitosa MF, Johansson I, Khaw KT, Lohman KK, Manichaikul A, McKeown NM, Mozaffarian D, Singleton A, Stirrups K, Viikari J, Ye Z, Bandinelli S, Barroso I, Deloukas P, Forouhi NG, Hofman A, Liu Y, Lyytikäinen LP, North KE, Dimitriou M, Hallmans G, Kähönen M, Langenberg C, Ordovas JM, Uitterlinden AG, Hu FB, Kalafati IP, Raitakari O, Franco OH, Johnson A, Emilsson V, Schrack JA, Semba RD, Siscovick DS, Arnett DK, Borecki IB, Franks PW, Kritchevsky SB, Lehtimäki T, Loos RJ, Orho-Melander M, Rotter JI, Wareham NJ, Witteman JC, Ferrucci L, Dedoussis G, Cupples LA, Nettleton JA. Genome-wide meta-analysis of observational studies shows common genetic variants associated with macronutrient intake. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jun;97(6):1395-402. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.052183. Epub 2013 May 1. Identifier: NCT00005131     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1001 
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: April 12, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
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