SIMPLER - Swedish Infrastructure for Medical Population-Based Life-Course and Environmental Research

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SIMPLER is an indvidual-based database and biobank primarily for epidemiological research. The database consists of two population-based cohorts, Swedish Mammography Cohort and Cohort of Swedish Men, and covers a total of approximately 110 000 persons born 1914–1952, from the counties of Uppsala, Västmanland and Örebro. Data collection from the participants has been made continuously since 1987, through regular mailings of questionnaires and surveys, as well as linking to register-based data. A biobank with DNA and other biological samples from a large number of the participants is available.

Data and samples from SIMPLER are used for research into areas such as cancer, neurological disease, circulatory disease, digestive system disease, kidney disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

The SIMPLER consortium is coordinated by Uppsala University, with participation by Chalmers University of Technology, Karolinska Institutet and Örebro University.

Director is Karl Michaëlsson, Uppsala universitet.

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Publications

Andersson SO, Rashidkhani B, Karlberg L, Wolk A, Johansson JE. Prevalence of Lower urinary tract symptoms in men aged 45-79 years - A population-based study of 40,000 Swedish men. Brit J Urol 2004;94:327-331

Harris H, Håkansson N, Olofsson C, Julin B, Åkesson A, Wolk A. The Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Cohort of Swedish Men: Study design and characteristics of 2 population-based longitudinal cohorts. OA Epidemiology;1(2):16, 2013

Harris H, Håkansson N, Olofsson C, Julin B, Åkesson A, Wolk A. The Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Cohort of Swedish Men: Study design and characteristics of 2 population-based longitudinal cohorts. OA Epidemiology;1(2):16, 2013.

Kaluza J, Håkansson N, Brzozowska A, Wolk A. Diet quality and mortality: a population-based prospective study of men. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2009); 63:451-457

Larsson SC, Wolk A. Diabetes and colorectal cancer incidence in the cohort of Swedish men. Diabetes Care 2005;28:1805-7

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