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  • REGARDS is an ongoing, national cohort study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Between 2003-2007, the study enrolled 30,239 black and white participants from the continental United States.
    For over two decade, the study has followed its participants to understand why Southerners and Black Americans have higher rates of stroke and related diseases that affect brain health.

  • The largest cohort of its kind, REGARDS provides unprecedented opportunities to improve the public’s health.

    As of January 2024:

    200+ Funded Ancillary Studies
    650+ Publications

  • On behalf of the REGARDS team, we’d like to say,
    "Thank You"
    to our many participants!

    thank you thank you

REGARDS - REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke