This page provides study documentation for the W54 Core Study. For description of the specimen results, see Specimen Results Description (open to public). Data sets of the specimen results are included in the existing WHI datasets located on the WHI Data on this site (sign in and a completed Data Distribution Agreement are required; see details on the Data site).
Investigator Names and Contact Information
Core study approved by WHI Steering Committee
To measure glucose, insulin, fasting lipid profile (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and calculated LDL), CRP and creatinine in baseline bloods from the WHI SHARe cohort. The WHI SHARe cohort includes approximately 8,515 self-identified African American women and 3,642 Hispanic women who provided consent for DNA analysis.
Biomarkers were tested at the Advanced Research and Diagnostic Lab at the University of Minnesota (assay methodologies)
Data available on this site Here.