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Harvard: Nurses’ Health Study 3 Ramps Up Recruiting Efforts

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers are recruiting nurses to be part of the Nurses’ Health Study 3 (NHS3).

Launched in 2010, NHS3 follows on the heels of the iconic Nurses’ Health Study (which began in 1976, with 121,700 participants) and the Nurses’ Health Study II (launched in 1989, with 116,430 participants). All three are prospective cohort studies — studies that examine a group of people over time — that have gathered large amounts of data from nurses through periodic questionnaires and biological samples. The studies have uncovered a wealth of information on diet and lifestyle factors and environmental exposures that influence the risk of chronic diseases in women, generated hundreds of research papers, and uncovered important findings such as the health dangers linked with trans fats and sugar-sweetened beverages.

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