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The METSIM Study includes 10,197 men, aged from 45 to 73 years, randomly selected from the population register of the town of Kuopio, Eastern Finland, and examined in 2005-2010. The aim of the study is to investigate genetic and non-genetic factors associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and insulin resistance-related traits in a cross-sectional and longitudinal setting. Study protocol includes collection of data on CVD risk factors (smoking, exercise, diet, history of chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke, cardiac failure, medication, history of diabetes or early onset coronary heart disease in the family), questionnaire on the FINDRISC Score, measurement of height, weight, waist, hip, blood pressure, and bioimpedance for the evaluation of fat percentage.
July 2016 - This first study release includes phenotype and whole exome sequencing data of n=982 participants in substudy: Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Exploration by Next-Generation Sequencing in Multi-Ethnic Samples (T2D-GENES) Project 1: Metabolic ... (Show More)