The Shanghai Changfeng Study is a community-based prospective cohort study of chronic diseases ongoing since February 2009 in Shanghai, China. The study focuses on multiple chronic diseases, including obesity and metabolic syndrome, diabetes, osteoporosis, liver diseases, cardiovascular diseases and neurologic diseases. 15,000 subjects of 40 years or over are planned to be recruited. The rationale, objectives and design of this study are described in this paper.

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Keywords Cardiovascular disease, Cohort study, Diabetes, Genetic and biomarker studies, Liver diseases, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Osteoporosis
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10654-010-9525-6, hdl.handle.net/1765/21885
Note Article in press - dd December 2010
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Gao, X., Hofman, A., Lin, H.J., Zhu, C., Jeekel, J., Jin, X., … Zhao, N.. (2010). The Shanghai Changfeng Study: a community-based prospective cohort study of chronic diseases among middle-aged and elderly: objectives and design. European Journal of Epidemiology, 25(12), 885–893. doi:10.1007/s10654-010-9525-6