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TRIAL

DO-HEALTH is a clinical trial

designed to to support healthy aging in European seniors, and to establish whether vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and a simple home exercise program will prevent disease at older age and thereby prolong healthy life expectancy.

DO-HEALTH enrolled 2152 community-dwelling men and women 70 years and older from 7 European cities (Zürich, Basel, Geneva, Toulouse, Berlin, Innsbruck and Coimbra). They were randomized in a 2x2x2 factorial design trial to a simple home exercise program and/or vitamin D, and/or omega-3 fatty acids, over a 3 year period.

This allows to test the benefit of the interventions in the prevention of 5 primary endpoints: the risk of incident non-vertebral fractures, the risk of functional decline, the risk of blood pressure increase, the risk of cognitive decline, and the rate of any infection.

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BIOBANK

The DO-HEALTH biobank

provides a treasure for future research on prevention of chronic diseases among the older adult population.

The blood and urine collected for the biobank (serum, plasma, whole blood (for DNA analyses), urine) is stored for up to 30 years after the end of study (last patient, last visit, i.e. 2047).

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DATA

All DO-HEALTH participants were extensively assessed and characterized at baseline and during the 3 year follow-up.

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RESULTS & MEDIA

Browse through all kind of results and publications related to DO-HEALTH, incl. scientific publications and the summaries of past public events.

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ANCILLARY PROJECTS

See a list of projects that came out of the DO-HEALTH trial, especially MD dissertations and/or take an active brake and GRUUVE.

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Latest News*

Effects in cardiovascular disease prevention

Effects of vitamin D, omega-3 and a simple strength exercise programme in cardiovascular disease pre…

Grip strength cut points

Grip strength cut-points from the Swiss DO-HEALTH population

Effects of VitD Suppl. on Musculoskeletal Health

The Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Musculoskeletal Health: The VITAL and DO-Health Trials

Comparing Prevalence of Sarcopenia Using Twelve Sarcopenia Definitions…

Comparing Prevalence of Sarcopenia Using Twelve Sarcopenia Definitions in a Large Multinational Euro…

Association Between Multimorbidity and Rate of Falls…

Association Between Multimorbidity and Rate of Falls: A 3-Year 5-Country Prospective Study in Genera…

Association between iron deficiency and hospitalization rate…

Association between iron deficiency and hospitalization rate in community-dwelling older adults: A 3…

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