Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities
The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is a prospective epidemiologic study conducted in four U.S. communities. ARIC is designed to investigate the causes of atherosclerosis and its clinical outcomes, and variation in cardiovascular risk factors, medical care, and disease by race, gender, location, and date. To date, the ARIC project has published over 2,850 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Website: ARIC
Acronym: ARIC
Clinical Centers: 4
Participants: 15,792
Funding: NHLBI
Study Design: Prospective cohort follow-up