Lifelines data provides many opportunities for good research

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Lifelines data provides many opportunities for good research

This data overview gives insight in the population based Lifelines cohort study and biobank. It provides an unique overview of available data and biomaterials, and explains how to get access to the materials.

Lifelines data provides many opportunities for good research

  • Data collection of 167.000 participants

  • Including 3 generations

  • Followed for 30 years

  • Diverse expert fields

  • Recalling of participants

“For the ImaLife project we investigate early imaging biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and chronic obstructive lung diseases. In total, 12,000 Lifelines participants undergo low-dose CT imaging of heart and lungs.”

Prof. dr. Rozemarijn Vliegenthart Radiologist

"Among Lifelines participants, we found that 10% used systemic or local corticosteroids, which implicates that these potential side effects may have important negative effects on public health.”

Prof. dr. Elisabeth van Rossum Professor in the field of obesity and biological stress

"Lifelines offers a broad biobank with many options for research. The possibility to obtain more data of our interest in a timely fashion was also essential for our project. It is great that this data will be available for further studies."

Linda van Kerkhof Researcher RIVM

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