Food Patterns, Inflammation Markers of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Incidence of CVD

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 7, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 7, 2010
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Skane University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Health outcome studies should examine food patterns, because foods are consumed together and nutrients are metabolized jointly. To examine associations between food patterns and markers of systemic and vascular inflammation at baseline, in a population-based cohort in Malmö, Sweden, and after 13 years of follow-up food pattern associations with CVD incidence.

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Disease Diet Inflammation

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : March 1991

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The Malmö Diet and Cancer Cohort (MDC), a large-scale, population-based, prospective cohort study, was designed in the early 1990s to identify dietary and lifestyle risk factors related to the incidence of cancer. Men aged 46-73 years (n =11 063) and women aged 45-73 years (n = 17 035) living in Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden, at that time, were examinedinvited to participate. Baseline examinations took place at the MDC CentreCenter at the Skåne Malmö University Hospital in Malmö between March 1991 and October 1996.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The "cardiovascular sub-cohort" is a random sample (i.e., 50 percent) of those who joined from November 1991 to February 1994. This group underwent additional examinations to assess carotid arteriosclerosis by ultrasound (n = 6103) and donated blood after fasting (n = 5533).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects were excluded, either because they were using medication for diabetes mellitus or had previously been diagnosed as having diabetes mellitus.

Responsible Party: Jan Nilsson, Professor, Lund University Identifier: NCT01216228     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MKC 2010-10-06
First Posted: October 7, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 7, 2010
Last Verified: October 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes