Adventist Health Study Nears Completion

The Adventist Health Study needs more participants to complete the questionaire by the end of March 2007.Source: Loma Linda University

[March 19, 2007] The Adventist Health Study (AHS-2) hopes to receive its final 10,000 health questionnaires by the end of March, 2007. Currently they have received 95,000 of the 105,000 questionnaires needed to complete the study.

About 93 percent of eligible members in the Upper Columbia Conference have completed their questionnaire. A total of 85 percent of the members in the North Pacific Union have completed the questionnaire which is the highest participation of any other union according to the Health Study’s Web site at http://www.llu.edu/llu/health/index.htm.

AHS-2 is the newest long-term study exploring the links between lifestyle, diet, and disease among Seventh-day Adventists in the US and Canada. Church members from more than 4,500 churches are participating. All Adventists aged 30 years or older are encouraged to join. There is no upper age limit.

Enrollment of participants started in 2002 and will continue until March, 2007. When a person enrolls, he/she receives a questionnaire to complete. AHS-2 is funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The study is conducted by researchers at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health in partnership with Oakwood College and the Seventh-day Adventist churches in the US and Canada.