Individual Study / NuAge

Quebec Longitudinal Study on Nutrition and Successful Aging

Quebec Longitudinal Study on Nutrition and Successful Aging

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Start Year
2004
End Year
2009

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Pierrette Gaudreau
    University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre
  • Dr. Hélène Payette
    Research Center on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre — University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS)
  • Dr. Katherine Gray-Donald
    McGill University
  • Dr. José A. Morais
    McGill University Health Centre
  • Dr. Bryna Shatenstein
    Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal Research Centre
  • Dr. Pierrette Gaudreau
    University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre
  • Dr. Hélène Payette
    Research Center on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre — University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS)

Design

Study design
Cohort
Follow Up

The study is a 5-year longitudinal observation of healthy men and women with yearly face-to-face comprehensive interview. A telephone interview at 6-month interval is also conducted.

Marker Paper

Gaudreau P, Morais JA, Shatenstein B et al, Nutrition as a Determinant of Successful Aging: Description of the Quebec Longitudinal Study NuAge and results from cross-sectional pilot studies. Rejuvenation Research (2007) 10 (3): 377-86

PUBMED 17708689

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,793
Number of participants with biosamples
1,657

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

NuAge Population

Selection Criteria
Minimum age
68
Maximum age
82
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Canada
Territory

Laval, Montreal, Sherbrooke

Other criteria

Participants had to be French or English speaking, willing to commit for a 5-year period, able to walk without help (cane acceptable), free of disabilities in activities of daily living, not cognitively impaired (3MS > 79), able to walk 100 meters or to climb 10 stairs without rest, able to provide written informed consent. Participants with the following conditions were excluded: class II heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring home oxygen therapy or oral steroids, inflammatory digestive diseases, or cancer treated either by radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or surgery in previous 5 years (with the exception of skin basocellular carcinoma).

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment
  • Selected sample

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Events
# Name Description Start End
0 T1 2004 2004
0 S1 2004-06 2004-06
0 T2 2005 2005
0 S2 2005-06 2005-06
0 T3 2006 2006
0 S3 2006-06 2006-06
0 T4 2007 2007
0 S4 2007-06 2007-06