NYU Women's Health Study

For more than 30 years, the NYU Women's Health Study has been committed to studying the causes of chronic diseases in women. When the study began in 1985, its goal was to identify the role of hormones and diet in the development of the most common cancers in women, especially breast cancer. Today, the aims of the NYU Women's Health Study have expanded to include the study of exposures other than diet and hormones in relation to cancer as well as other diseases such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporotic fractures. The ultimate aim of the study is to identify potential prevention strategies for these diseases. The study would not be possible without the continued commitment of our participants.