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Defining the path to men's health Researchers are using data collected by the Health Professionals Follow-up Study to determine what factors contribute to long-term health. »View Publications


Nutrition & Cancer How eating right and having an active lifestyle can benefit you. To learn more about healthy nutrition choices: The Nutrition Source»View the T.H. Chan School of Public Health Nutrition Source Website


Dr. Walter Willett: HPFS Principal Investigator "Thank you for your participation furthering the knowledge of men's health issues." »View Dr. Willett's Bio »HPFS Staff and Researchers


Thank you, participants! In 2014, 90% of participants responded to the bi-annual study questionnaire. Their commitment provides the consistent data required to make progress in the study of men's health. »View Questionnaires


News: 2017 Newsletter

This years news letter has updates about prostate cancer research findings, an introduction of our new co-principal investigator Dr. Lorelei Mucci and more. The success of the study would not be possible without our participants, who have made important contributions to scientific knowledge and public health advancements through their participation. Read the 2017 Newsletter online.

About HPFS:

The Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS) began in 1986. The purpose of the study is to evaluate a series of hypotheses about men's health relating nutritional factors to the incidence of serious illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, and other vascular diseases. This all-male study is designed to complement the all-female Nurses' Health Study, which examines similar hypotheses. The HPFS is sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and is funded by the National Cancer Institute. Learn More About HPFS »


Donations and bequests to the Friends of the Health Professionals Follow-up Study Fund help to sustain our continued work. Donations may be sent to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For information on how to give or to make a secure gift online, please visit and indicate that the gift is in support of the Friends of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study Fund.

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