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The Chingford 1000 Women Study was set up in June 1989 with 1003 female volunteers, to look at the health of women in mid-life, and follow them through the years around and after the menopause. We have studied the information that they have provided in great depth and continue to do so. These are just some of the aspects of health that we are looking at:

  • osteoarthritis

  • osteoporosis

  • fractures & falls

  • heart disease

  • blood pressure

  • height & weight

  • memory

  • joint pain

  • genetics

  • environmental aspects

  • cancer and other illnesses

  • use of hormone replacement therapy

  • effects on feet of wearing high heels

  • effects of smoking

  • effects of alcohol

  • effects of diet

  • balance

  • diabetes

  • cholesterol

We hope that this study will improve our understanding of a number of common medical conditions, which occur in mid-life.