kora - kooperative gesundheitsforschung in der region augsburg

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Cooperative Health Research in the Augsburg Region

For more than 20 years the internationally known KORA Study has been examining the health of thousands of citizens in and around the city of Augsburg to investigate the effects of the environment, behavior, and genes.

Focus of the KORA Studies is the survey of the development and course of chronic diseases, and in particular of myocardial infarction and diabetes mellitus. Risk factors are being analyzed with regard to individual health behavior (as e.g. smoking, diet, or exercise), to the environment (e.g. air pollution, environmental noise) and to genetics. For the purpose of health services research issues as to utilization and costs of health care are looked into.

The KORA research shall provide new approaches in the field of chronic disease prevention and enhance public health care.