The Older Finnish Twin Cohort : 45 Years of Follow-up
Kaprio, J., Bollepalli, S., Buchwald, J., Iso-Markku, P., Korhonen, T., Kovanen, V., Kujala, U., Laakkonen, E. K., Latvala, A., Leskinen, T., Lindgren, N., Ollikainen, M., Piirtola, M., Rantanen, T., Rinne, J., Rose, R. J., Sillanpää, E., Silventoinen, K., Sipilä, S., . . . Waller, K. (2019). The Older Finnish Twin Cohort : 45 Years of Follow-up. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22(4), 240-254. https://doi.org/10.1017/thg.2019.54
Published inTwin Research and Human Genetics
DisciplineLiikuntalääketiedeGerontologia ja kansanterveysGerontologian tutkimuskeskusSports and Exercise MedicineGerontology and Public HealthGerontology Research Center
© The Authors, 2019
The older Finnish Twin Cohort (FTC) was established in 1974. The baseline survey was in 1975, with two follow-up health surveys in 1981 and 1990. The fourth wave of assessments was done in three parts, with a questionnaire study of twins born during 1945–1957 in 2011–2012, while older twins were interviewed and screened for dementia in two time periods, between 1999 and 2007 for twins born before 1938 and between 2013 and 2017 for twins born in 1938–1944. The content of these wave 4 assessments is described and some initial results are described. In addition, we have invited twin-pairs, based on response to the cohortwide surveys, to participate in detailed in-person studies; these are described briefly together with key results. We also review other projects based on the older FTC and provide information on the biobanking of biosamples and related phenotypes.
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland; European Commission
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF
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Additional information about fundingThe support for data collection and analyses of the papers reviewed in the manuscript are mentioned in the individual articles. Support for the preparation of this manuscript has been provided by the Academy of Finland (grants 312073 to J. Kaprio, 314639 and 320109 to E. Vuoksimaa, 310526 to T. Rantanen, 308698 to A. Latvala and 297908 to M. Ollikainen). N. Lindgren was supported by the Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation. SA was supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the Juho Vainio Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation. T. Rantanen has been supported by the European Research Council (grant number 693045) and R. J. Rose by AA-012502. ...
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