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Introduction of the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES)
The Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES) is a large cohort study project designed to identify gene-environment factors and their interactions in common chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and cardiovascular disease in Korea.
The Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES) collects epidemiological data and biospecimen, such as blood, urine, and genome from large scale cohort of 40-69 years old by conducting medical examination and health survey.
- To develop health and biological indicators and identify risk factors of common chronic diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease
- To establish guidelines of chronic diseases by using collected epidemiological data and biospecimen
- To provide scientifically reasonable data that is based on the implementation of personalized medicine and prevention
KoGES design paper
- CLICK HERE to read the cohort background paper (Cohort Profile: The Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES) Consortium)