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Caerphilly Prospective Study (CAPS)

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More about this project

The Caerphilly Prospective Study (CAPS) was set up by the MRC Epidemiology Unit (South Wales). At that time it was the fifth prospective study of cardiovascular disease in the United Kingdom, although only the second population based study, after the British Regional Heart Study.

Its initial aims were to examine the importance of lipids,  haemostatic factors,  and hormones such as testosterone, cortisol and insulin (Lichtenstein et al 1987) in the development of ischaemic heart disease (IHD).

Subsequently, other hypotheses were included with a specific interest in platelet function, and psychosocial variables. With the ageing of the cohort, additional outcomes have been included in particular stroke, hearing problems and cognitive function.

For further information, see the project's website:

www.bris.ac.uk/social-community-medicine/projects/caerphilly

Project director(s):
Yoav Ben-Shlomo
Contact:
Yoav Ben-Shlomo