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NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study

The NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study was developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute to improve our understanding of the relationship between diet and health.

The study was conducted among members of the AARP aged 50 to 71 years and who resided in one of six states (California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Louisiana) or in two metropolitan areas (Atlanta, Georgia and Detroit, Michigan).

A total of 500,000 people filled out and returned the initial study questionnaire containing questions on diet and lifestyle, making it the largest study of diet and health ever conducted. Follow-up questionnaires on topics such as risk factors were mailed out periodically.

For more information, contact Linda Liao.

NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study website