Current Study

Raine Study Cohort follow-up age 28

This study has three main aims. The first aim is to continue collecting the same core data as we did in previous follow-ups, so we can examine changes in your health and development over the years.  The second aim is to assess artery function and health and to identify factors that are associated with impaired artery function. The third aim is to identify the genetic and environmental factors that are associated with eye health. The outcomes of this study will help us to understand factors that influence the health of blood vessels and eyes. The data might also allow us to better understand how the health of your blood vessels and the eyes might predict your future health. 


What will participation involve? 

This follow up will require you to attend two separate appointments (details below) on two different occasions at venues you have attended before:   

  • Vessel Health assessment at Raine Study House and the UWA Cardiovascular Research Laboratory in the School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sports Science), Parkway, UWA (next door to each other). 
  • Vision Health assessment at a separate appointment at Lions Eye Institute, 2 Verdun Street, Nedlands.   

If your contact details have changed, please let us know.


Raine Study Gen 0 and Gen 1 Breast Density Study 

In 2018 we started inviting all biological mothers and maternal and paternal grandmothers of the Raine Study (ie Generation 1 and Generation 0) to participate in a follow up looking at Breast Density.

Transillumination Breast Spectroscopy (TiBS) is a new method of measuring breast density using visible and near infrared light, and is safe and easy to  use in women of all ages.
TiBS can determine how much fatty tissue and how much dense tissue there is in breasts. With breast density a strong risk factor for breast cancer in women over 40 years of age, it is hoped that through this follow-up TiBS could become a less invasive measure than mammographic screening.

You will be required to attend a 60-90 minute appointment at Raine house to undertake a TiBS scan, blood pressure, height and weight measures and fill out a questionnaire. Some women will also have a Breast DXA.

Whilst we are initially hoping to get mothers and grandmothers of our female Gen2 participants in to begin with, we would still love to hear from you if you have a male Raine Study Gen2 participant.

Note, we can also undertake home visits for mums or grandmothers who cannot make it into Raine house for their scan. 

Phone us on 0439 919 564 for more information.