HOORN  – Hoorn Study

Principal contacts

Joline W. J. Beulens - Amsterdam UMC- Location Vumc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Petra Elders - Amsterdam UMC- Location Vumc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Giel Nijpels - Amsterdam UMC- Location Vumc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Coen D. A. Stehouwer - Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Study design

The Hoorn Study is a general population study based in Hoorn, the Netherlands. Individuals were randomly selected from the population register of Hoorn. The principal aim of the Hoorn Study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of impaired glucose metabolism, diabetes, and diabetes-related complications. All participants provided informed consent and the study was approved by the Medical Ethical Committee of the VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Link to study webpage –  https://hoornstudies.com/


Key publications

Glucose tolerance and other determinants of cardiovascular autonomic function: the Hoorn Study. Diabetologia. 2000 May;43(5):561-70

Arterial Stiffness Increases With Deteriorating Glucose Tolerance Status: The Hoorn Study. Circulation. 2003 Apr 29;107(16):2089-95

Ten-year time course of risk factors for increased carotid intima–media thickness: the Hoorn Study. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2010 Apr;17(2):168-74

Cohort Profile: The Hoorn Studies. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Apr 1;47(2):396-396j