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UK Biobank is a national and international health resource with unparalleled research opportunities, open to all bona fide health researchers. UK Biobank aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses – including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye disorders, depression and forms of dementia. It is following the health and well-being of 500,000 volunteer participants and provides health information, which does not identify them, to approved researchers in the UK and overseas, from academia and industry. Scientists, please ensure you read the background materials before registering. To our participants, we say thank you for supporting this important resource to improve health. Without you, none of the research featured on this website would be possible.

Latest News

Concern over low vitamin D intakes among UK South Asians

July 6th, 2018

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Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says

July 5th, 2018

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Genetic determinants of social interaction

July 3rd, 2018

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Latest Publications

Insights into clonal haematopoiesis from 8,342 mosaic chromosomal alterations

Type: article, Author: Po-Ru Loh and Giulio Genovese and Robert E. Handsaker and Hilary K. Finucane and Yakir A. Reshef and Pier Francesco Palamara and Brenda M. Birmann and Michael E. Talkowski and Samuel F. Bakhoum and Steven A. McCarroll and Alkes L. Price , Date: 2018-07-11

Age at first birth in women is genetically associated with increased risk of schizophrenia

Type: article, Author: G Ni and J Gratten and N Wray and SH Lee , Date: 2018-07-05

Association of Coffee Drinking With Mortality by Genetic Variation in Caffeine Metabolism

Type: article, Author: Erikka Loftfield and Marilyn C. Cornelis and Neil Caporaso, Date: 2018-07-02

Associations of dietary protein intake with fat free mass and grip strength: cross-sectional study in 146,816 UK Biobank participants

Type: article, Author: Carlos A Celis-Morales and Fanny Petermann and Lewis Steell and Jana Anderson and Paul Welsh and Daniel F Mackay and Stamatina Iliodromiti and Donald M Lyall Mike E Lean Jill P Pell Naveed Sattar Jason M R Gill Stuart R Gray , Date: 2018-06-29

The Impact of Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) on Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Mendelian Randomization Study Using UK Biobank.

Type: article, Author: SL Au Yeung and S Luo and CM Schooling, Date: 2018-06-27

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UK Biobank Imaging Study

If you’ve received an invitation to be scanned, we should be delighted to see you at our scanning assessment centre. To make an appointment, you should call the UK Biobank Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 8am-6pm Mon – Fri and Sat 8am-4pm. For more information, please visit the UK Biobank Imaging web site.

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Keeping in touch

Participant queries

Please call the UK Biobank Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 (free from most phones) 8am-6pm Mon – Fri and Sat 8am-4pm or email us. You can also update your contact details via this website.

Researcher enquiries

Please study the information provided in this website and email us if you have any further enquiries.

Questions about the study

If you have any questions about our research as a participant or researcher, please view our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us..