The First Cohort Study of Heart Attack Risk
The Minnesota CVD Study 1947
Prospective (cohort) studies of physical and behavioral traits associated with heart diseases and health were a major development in chronic disease epidemiology begun immediately following World War II. The first of these formal studies involved 500 men in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, and was launched with great detail and enthusiasm in 1947 by Ancel Keys and colleagues at the University of Minnesota’s Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene, as described in the 1950s by Keys and participants. The MN study pioneered in concepts and methods but was quickly outpaced by the USPHS government study initiated in more than 5000 men and women in Framingham, MA.
CVD STUDY AUDIO PART 1
CVD STUDY AUDIO PART 2