The Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study

The Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity Study (NEO) is a population-based cohort study in overweight and obese (BMI at least 27 kg/m2) men and women aged 45 to 65 years from the Leiden region in The Netherlands. NEO is designed to study the pathways that lead to common diseases and conditions in overweight and obese individuals. The interrelationships between common diseases, and between newly identified determinants with classical, established risk factors and interrelationships between various diseases and conditions will be addressed.