Lifestyle and Chronic Disease in College Alumni (Harvard Alumni Health Study)
To monitor the relationship of lifestyle variables, particularly exercise, to cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, projected longevity and aging, and cardiovascular morbidity in a large cohort of college graduates. To assess changing patterns of exercise, cigarette smoking, body weight, and blood pressure between the 1960s and 1990s for relationship to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Natural History|
|Study Start Date:||September 1984|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2000|
|Investigator:||Ralph Paffenbarger||Stanford University|