Lifelines Biobank

Bakker, S. (Creator), Dotinga, A. (Creator), Vonk, J. (Creator), Smidt, N. (Creator), Scholtens, S. (Creator), Swertz, M. (Creator), Wijmenga, C. (Creator), Wolffenbuttel, B. (Creator), Stolk, R. (Creator), Zon, van, S. (Creator), Rosmalen, J. (Creator), Postma, D. S. (Creator), Boer, de, R. (Creator), Navis, G. (Creator), Slaets, J. (Creator), Ormel, J. (Creator), Dijk, van, F. (Creator), Lifelines, 2006



Lifelines is a multi-disciplinary prospective population-based cohort study examining in a unique three-generation design the health and health-related behaviors of more than 167,000 persons. Through its length, broadness and in-depth examination, the study provides excellent opportunities for studies worldwide unraveling the etiology of multifactorial diseases focusing on multifactor risk factors.
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Data Catalogue:
Date made available2006
Temporal coverage2006 - 2018
Date of data production2006 -
Geographical coverageThe Netherlands (north)
Access to the dataset Restricted

    Keywords on Datasets

  • cohort, longitudinal, biological samples, peripheral blood cells, plasma, serum, urine, biobank, samples, lung function, blood pressure, cognitive functioning, MMSE/RFFT, asthma, copd, cancer, Depression, diabetes mellitus, artrosis, Anxiety, heart failure, myocardial arrest, chronic kidney disease, obesitas
Related Publications
  1. No association between DNA methylation and COPD in never and current smokers

    de Vries, M., van der Plaat, D. A., Vonk, J. M. & Boezen, H. M., 2018, In : BMJ open respiratory research. 5, 1, 3 p., 00282.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Development of the food-based Lifelines Diet Score (LLDS) and its application in 129,369 Lifelines participants

    Vinke, P. C., Corpeleijn, E., Dekker, L. H., Jacobs, D. R., Navis, G. & Kromhout, D., Aug-2018, In : European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 72, 8, p. 1111-1119 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. The risk factors for new onsets of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: The Lifelines study

    Monden, R., Rosmalen, J. & Creed, F., Jun-2018, In : Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 109, p. 120 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractAcademic

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