KORA Cohort

KORA-Fit 2018-2019

All MONICA and KORA participants born 1945-1964 are invited to take part in the KORA-Fit study 2018-2019. The aim of the KORA new study is to gain new insights into the causes, development and consequences of cardiovascular disease, diabetes as well as lung diseases and allergies. The examination program includes e.g. a skin examination, a lung function measurement and an ultrasound examination of the throat arteries. Modern methods are used, e.g., portable activity measuring devices for recording the physical movement around everyday life. For the health check, tablet computers are also used for the first time in KORA. In addition, various laboratory samples are collected, which are used to investigate the role of genes and environment in the development of diseases.