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Articles About Fels Longitudinal Study

  • A century of life — Toshiko Asakawa celebrates 100

    Toshiko Asakawa sits in the kitchen of her President Street home. On the wall behind her is a drawing done by one of her grandchildren, who is now an adult. On May 9, Asakawa will celebrate her 100th birthday. (Photo by Lauren “Chuck” Shows)

    On a recent Friday afternoon, Toshiko Asakawa sat at her kitchen table, eating a late breakfast of ham, eggs and toast. She refilled her cup of green tea from a small, cast iron pot. At 99 years old — just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday — Asakawa lifted the teapot with ease.

  • Wright State shuts down Fels study

    An unidentified Fels Longitudinal Study doctor is shown here circa the 1950s examining a young participant. The longest and largest longitudinal health study in the world, the Fels study, for many years based in Yellow Springs, still has more than 1,000 participants in the area, who had yearly appointments beginning in childhood to gather information on body composition. Last month Wright State closed down data collection for the Fels study, which would have turned 90 next year. (Photo courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College)

    The Fels Longitudinal Study, the world’s longest and largest longitudinal human growth study, has recently come to a close due to actions by Wright State University, which for decades has housed the study.