Framingham Study: A landmark study begun in 1948 in which some 12,000 residents of the town of Framingham, Massachusetts were enrolled in a study designed to gather medical data and, more recently, DNA samples. The participants in the Framingham study came in for regular medical exams and provided the information that researchers have requested. This extraordinary longitudinal (long-term) study has yielded a vast set of data from which invaluable health information has been extracted.
The Framingham Study is formally called the Framingham Heart Study.
Follows the health of the original 1948 cohort and two subsequent generations in Framingham, Massachusetts.
The Framingham Heart Study is a longitudinal study of a defined population in Massachusetts, initiated in 1948. The Framingham Study was conceived by Joseph Mountin ...
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute The Framingham Heart Study â€¢
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and serious illness in the United States. In 1948, the Framingham Heart Study - under the direction of the ...
The Framingham Heart Study: The Town That Changed America. Background Information.