If the spouse of an Offspring was never enrolled in the Framingham Heart Study and if at least two of his/her biological children participated in Exam 1 of Gen III, that spouse was invited to participate in the New Offspring Spouse Exam 1. The addition of their data and cell lines may improve the statistical power for studying families at FHS. Most of the Gen III participants had both parents already enrolled in the Framingham Offspring Study. Recruitment of New Offspring Spouses (NOS) began in October 2003, and as of July 31, 2005, when the Exam 1 ended, 103 New Offspring Spouses (47 men and 56 women) had been examined. Examination 2 of the New Offspring Spouses began again in September of 2009 and ended in February 2011. Exam 3 of the NOS started in April 2016 and is scheduled to close in 2019.
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