Age & Heredity
Why is high age and good health inherited?
For more than a decade oldest-old Danes and Americans and their children have been investigated in the Long Life Family Study. Now the researchers has raised another 68 million dollars to continue the study and include the grandchildren of the oldest-old individuals.
From uterus to old age
We study how living conditions can affect health in the earliest parts of life - and at the opposite end of the spectrum of life. The goal is to identify genetic and environmental factors that are important for health, aging and longevity.
Methods and Techniques
Epidemiology, twin research, genetic and molecular epidemiology, perinatology, clinical epidemiology, medical demography.
Epidemiological designs and analyses
Structural equation modeling (SEM)
Large scale questionnaire surveys including collection of genetic material
Resources and facilities
The Danish Twin Registry
The Danish Twin Registry (DTR) is one of the oldest twin registries in the world and it contains information about twins born in Denmark over the last more than 140 years.
Surveys & Data
Data from our large population surveys provide valuable material for epidemiological, statistical and demographic analyzes.