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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

First genes that influence muscle strength in humans identified

July 12th, 2017

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Comparing UK Biobank participants with the general population

July 5th, 2017

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Depression changes structure of the brain, study suggests

June 16th, 2017

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Latest Publications

Association of Body Mass Index With Cardiometabolic Disease in the UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Donald M. Lyall and Carlos Celis-Morales and Joey Ward, Date: 2017-07-05

Comorbidities in the diseasome are more apparent than real: What Bayesian filtering reveals about the comorbidities of depression.

Type: article, Author: P Marx and P Antal B Bolgar and G Bagdy and B Deakin and G Juhasz , Date: 2017-06-23

Cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes morbidity and all-cause mortality among diverse chronic inflammatory disorders.

Type: article, Author: A Dregan and P Chowienczyk and M Molokhia, Date: 2017-06-10

Identification of 15 novel risk loci for coronary artery disease and genetic risk of recurrent events, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

Type: article, Author: N Verweij and RN Eppinga Y Hagemeijer P van der Harst , Date: 2017-06-05

Central adiposity and the overweight risk paradox in aging: follow-up of 130,473 UK Biobank participants.

Type: article, Author: K Bowman and JL Atkins J Delgado and K Kos and GA Kuchel and A Ble and L Ferrucci and D Melzer , Date: 2017-05-31

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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 (free from most phones) or 02920 765597, 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday. 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.

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..