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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

Shift work increases type 2 diabetes risk regardless of genetics, study says

February 14th, 2018

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Walkable cities reduce blood pressure and hypertension risk, study finds

February 13th, 2018

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£1.6M study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases

February 12th, 2018

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Latest Publications

Seasonality of depressive symptoms in women but not in men: a cross-sectional study in the UK Biobank cohort

Type: article, Author: Laura M. Lyall and Cathy A. Wyse and Carlos A. Celis Morales and Donald M. Lyall and Breda Cullen and Daniel Mackay and Joey Ward and and Nicholas Graham and Rona J. Strawbridge and Jason M.R. Gill and Amy Ferguson and Mark E.S. Bailey and Jill P. Pell and Annie M. Curtis and Daniel J. Smith, Date: 2018-03-01

Night Shift Work, Genetic Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes in the UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Céline Vetter and Hassan S. Dashti and Jacqueline M. Lane and Simon G. Anderson and Eva S. Schernhammer and Martin K. Rutter and Richa Saxena and Frank A.J.L. Scheer, Date: 2018-02-13

Neighbourhood walkability and incidence of hypertension: Findings from the study of 429,334 UK Biobank participants.

Type: article, Author: C Sarkar and C Webster and J Gallacher , Date: 2018-02-02

A Genome-Wide Association Study Finds Genetic Associations with Broadly-Defined Headache in UK Biobank (N = 223,773)

Type: article, Author: Weihua Menga and Mark J. Adams and Harry L. Heberta and Ian J. Deary and Andrew M. McIntosh and Blair H. Smith, Date: 2018-01-31

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation are not associated with risk of incident ischaemic cardiac events or death: findings from the UK Biobank cohort.

Type: article, Author: NC Harvey and S D'Angelo and J Paccou and EM Curtis and M Edwards and Z Raisi-Estabragh and K Walker-Bone and SE Petersen and C Cooper , Date: 2018-01-04

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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) or 02920 765597, 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday 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.

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