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Lifestyle and Chronic Disease in College Alumni (Harvard Alumni Health Study)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005169
First Posted: May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2014
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Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  Purpose
To monitor the relationship of lifestyle variables, particularly exercise, to cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, projected longevity and aging, and cardiovascular morbidity in a large cohort of college graduates. To assess changing patterns of exercise, cigarette smoking, body weight, and blood pressure between the 1960s and 1990s for relationship to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Coronary Disease Hypertension Cerebrovascular Accident

Study Type: Observational

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

Study Start Date: September 1984
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2000
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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00005169


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
OverallOfficial: Ralph Paffenbarger Stanford University
  More Information

Publications:
Paffenbarger RS Jr: Exercise in the Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease. In: Heart Disease and Rehabilitation, M Pollock (Ed). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Ed., 1986.
Paffenbarger RS Jr, Hyde RT, Jung DL, Wing AL: Epidemiology of Exercise and Coronary Heart Disease. In: Symposium on Cardiac Rehabilitation, B Franklin (Ed). Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders. Clinics in Sports Medicine 3:297-318, 1984
Paffenbarger RS Jr: Physical Activity as a Defense Against Coronary Heart Disease. In: Coronary Heart Disease, WE Connor and JD Bristow (Eds). Philadelphia: JB Lippincott Company, 1985
Paffenbarger RS Jr, Hyde RT: Exercise in the Primary Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease. In: Current Therapy in Sports Medicine 1985-1986, RP Welsh and RJ Shephard (Eds.), St. Louis: CV Mosby Company, 1985
Spaulding RB (Ed), Paffenbarger RS Jr, Cooper KH, Fielding JE: Dialogue III - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention. Harvard Public Health Alumni Bulletin, p. 4-40, Spring 1985
Curfman GD, Thomas GS, Paffenbarger RS Jr: Physical Activity and Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. In: Cardiovascular Clinics (Symposium on Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation), GD Curfman, A Leaf (Eds). Volume 3, Number 2:203-222. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Company, May 1985
Paffenbarger RS Jr: Exercise in the Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease. In: Heart Disease and Rehabilitation, M Pollock and DH Schmidt (Eds). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Ed., p. 349-367, 1986

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1043
First Submitted: May 25, 2000
First Posted: May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2014
Last Verified: October 2002

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Stroke
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases