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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

High BMI & blood pressure create a heavy heart

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UK Biobank data allows researchers unique insight into type 1 diabetes

September 12th, 2017

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Gene study may suggest new treatment for osteoporosis

September 12th, 2017

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Latest Publications

The Contribution of Neanderthals to Phenotypic Variation in Modern Humans

Type: article, Author: Michael Dannemann and Janet Kelso, Date: 2017-10-05

The impact of cardiovascular risk factors on cardiac structure and function: Insights from the UK Biobank imaging enhancement study

Type: article, Author: Steffen E. Petersen and Mihir M. Sanghvi and Nay Aung and Jackie A. Cooper and José Miguel Paiva and Filip Zemrak and Kenneth Fung and Elena Lukaschuk and Aaron M. Lee and Valentina Carapella and Young Jin Kim and Stefan K. Piechnik and Stefan Neubauer , Date: 2017-10-03

Associations Between Diabetes and Both Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality Are Modified by Grip Strength: Evidence From UK Biobank, a Prospective Population-Based Cohort Study

Type: article, Author: Carlos A. Celis-Morales and Fanny Petermann and Li Hui and Donald M. Lyall and Stamatina Iliodromiti and James McLaren and Jana Anderson and Paul Welsh and Daniel F. Mackay and Jill P. Pell and Naveed Sattar and Jason M.R. Gill and Stuart R. Gray, Date: 2017-10-01

Prospective investigation of risk factors for prostate cancer in the UK Biobank cohort study

Type: article, Author: Aurora Perez-Cornago and Timothy J Key and Naomi E Allen and Georgina K Fensom and Kathryn E Bradbury and Richard Martin and Ruth Travis , Date: 2017-09-15

Identification of 153 new loci associated with heel bone mineral density and functional involvement of GPC6 in osteoporosis

Type: article, Author: John P Kemp, John A Morris, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Vincenzo Forgetta, Nicole M Warrington, Scott E Youlten, Jie Zheng, Celia L Gregson, Elin Grundberg, Katerina Trajanoska, John G Logan, Andrea S Pollard, Penny C Sparkes and Elena J Ghirardello and Rebecca Allen and Victoria D Leitch and Natalie C Butterfield and Davide Komla-Ebri and Anne-Tounsia Adoum and Katharine F Curry and Jacqueline K White and Fiona Kussy and Keelin M Greenlaw and Changjiang Xu and Nicholas C Harvey , Date: 2017-09-04

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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 (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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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..