British Regional Heart Study (BRHS) 


The British Regional Heart Study (BRHS) is a prospective study in middle-aged men drawn from general practices in 24 British towns, recruited in 1978-1980.

It was set up to determine the factors responsible for the considerable variation in coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke in Great Britain. It also seeks to determine the causes of these conditions in order to provide a rational basis for recommendations towards their prevention. 

For details about our current research activities please see our current Newsletter (pdf)

Key findings from our study (pdf)