Preventive health examinations also called MASD (Movement, Alcohol, Smoking and Diet) are pursued (Called MARK in Faroese). This is a comprehensive public health examination of the Faroese people, and the results were announced in 2009. The Council for Public Health arranged for these examinations.
The MASD-examinations are about movement, alcohol, smoking and diet. The examination entails answering a questionnaire on movement, alcohol, smoking and diet, and it is also a body examination. The body examination includes measuring blood pressure, height, weight, waist- and hip measurements. Various muscle strength tests are made and a fitness test. In addition to this, blood tests are drawn from the ear lope and blood sugar and cholesterol is measured.
To see more go and visit the Danish website www.kramundersoegelsen.dk. The MASD health examination is done after the same Danish examination.