- Researchers are interested in studying the environmental and genetic factors that play a
role in health and living conditions as people age. Since 2002, the U.S. National Institute
on Aging and the Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute have been conducting a
long-term study known as the Research in Aging project to collect personal data and samples
from Icelandic men and women in order to study risk factors related to disease and disability
in old age. Researchers plan to initiate a second stage of the study.
- To collect additional personal information, medical records, and blood samples from
individuals who have previously provided materials for the Research in Aging Project in
- Individuals who have previously participated in the Research in Aging project in
association with the U.S. National Institute on Aging and the Icelandic Heart Association
- Participants will have a physical examination with imaging analysis procedures and
hearing and eye tests, provide information on health and diet, and provide a 100-ml
blood sample for testing.
- Participants will also provide consent for researchers to consult data and samples
collected during the first stage of the Research on Aging project.