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The Olivetti Prospective Heart Study


Introduction

The Olivetti Heart Study is an occupational based surveillance study on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in male workers, aged 20-65 years, in southern Italy.

The study started in 1976-77 with the first cross-sectional survey of approximately 1,600 men. Since then regular surveys have been carried out (1981-2; 1987-8; 1994-5; 2001-2; 2005). At each survey new measurements have been introduced with substantial sub-groups being selected for more sophisticated phenotypes such as lithium clearance, sodium-lithium countertransport, history of kidney stones, central adiposity.

A DNA bank is also available. Prospective data is available on a core cohort of approximately 1,000 men seen on several occasions throughout the 17 years of the study.

Steering Committee
  • F P Cappuccio (Warwick, GB)
  • E Farinaro (Naples, I)
  • A Siani (Avellino, I)
  • P Strazzullo, Chair (Naples, I)
  • M Trevisan (Las Vegas, USA)
Funding
  • Ministry of Education of the Italian Government
  • M.U.R.S.T.
  • C.O.FI.N.
Status

In progress

 Olivetti Heart Study Official Website