Cohort profile: The men androgen inflammation lifestyle environment and stress (MAILES) study

Janet F. Grant, Sean A. Martin, Anne W. Taylor, David H. Wilson, Andre Araujo, Robert JT Adams, Alicia Jenkins, Robert W. Milne, Graeme J Hugo, Evan Atlantis, Gary A Wittert

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The Men Androgen Inflammation Lifestyle Environment and Stress (MAILES) Study was established in 2009 to investigate the associations of sex steroids, inflammation, environmental and psychosocial factors with cardiometabolic disease risk in men. The study population consists of 2569 men from the harmonisation of two studies: all participants of the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS) and eligible male participants of the North West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS). The cohort has so far participated in three stages of the MAILES Study: MAILES1 (FAMAS Wave 1, from 2002-2005, and NWAHS Wave 2, from 2004-2006); MAILES2 (FAMAS Wave 2, from 2007-2010, and NWAHS Wave 3, from 2008-2010); and MAILES3 (a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) survey of all participants in the study, conducted in 2010). Data have been collected on a comprehensive range of physical, psychosocial and demographic issues relating to a number of chronic conditions (including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and mental health) and health-related risk factors (including obesity, blood pressure, smoking, diet, alcohol intake and inflammatory markers), as well as on current and past health status and medication. Initial approaches or enquiries regarding the study can be made to either the principal investigator ( or the project coordinator (

Original languageEnglish
Article numberdyt064
Pages (from-to)1040-1053
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Men
  • cohort studies
  • longitudinal studies
  • chronic disease
  • risk factors
  • Chronic disease
  • Cohort studies
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Risk factors


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