The Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility (AGES) -Reykjavik Study was initiated to examine potential genetic susceptibility and gene/environment interaction as these contribute to disease, disability, and risk of death. The study is based on the premise that many conditions in old age, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease, may share common pathophysiologic mechanisms such as inflammation and glucose dysregulation, and that common genetic factors underlie these mechanisms. Understanding the genetic contribution to chronic diseases of old age could create novel interventions to prevent disease and limit disability.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
271201200022C-1-0-1
Application #
8702017
Study Section
Project Start
2012-09-01
Project End
2016-08-31
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$1,969,479
Indirect Cost
Name
Icelandic Heart Association
Department
Type
DUNS #
552484768
City
Kopavogur
State
Country
Iceland
Zip Code
00020-1