Cohort Profile: TWINS study of environment, lifestyle behaviours and health.

Duncan GE, Avery A, Hurvitz PM, Moudon AV, Tsang S, Turkheimer E.

The role of built and social environments in supporting healthy lifestyles has received increased attention over the past decade, as research and prevention paradigms have shifted from a focus on individual-level behaviour change to macro-level influences embedded within social-ecological models of health that impact upon populations. The TWINS Cohort was set up to link biological and survey data with multiple built and social environment exposures developed from geocoded residential addresses of adult twins enrolled in the community-based Washington State Twin Registry (WSTR).

Cohort Profile: TWINS study of environment, lifestyle behaviours and health. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print]