Boyd Orr Cohort Study
The Boyd Orr cohort is an historical cohort study carried out by the University of Bristol Department of Social Medicine to investigate the long term impact of children’s diet, growth, living conditions and health on adult cardiovascular disease. It is based upon based on the 65 year follow-up of the Carnegie Survey of Diet and Health (1937-9).
The study is based on the long term follow-up of 4,999 children who were surveyed in the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust’s study of Family Diet and Health in Pre-War Britain (1937-1939).
With funding from the British Heart Foundation, the cohort was established in 1988 by Professors George Davey Smith and Stephen Frankel who retrieved the original research records of the pre-war survey from the Rowett Research Institute.
Boyd Orr Cohort Study,
Population Health Sciences,
Bristol Medical School,
University of Bristol,
39 Whatley Road,
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