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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

Depression changes structure of the brain, study suggests

June 16th, 2017

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Insomnia genes found

June 13th, 2017

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Imaging study shows more nights in hospital for those with higher thigh muscle and internal organ fat

May 19th, 2017

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Latest Publications

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

Residential greenness and adiposity: Findings from the UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Chinmoy Sarkar, Date: 2017-05-16

Differences in morning–evening type and sleep duration between Black and White adults: Results from a propensity-matched UK Biobank sample

Type: article, Author: Susan Kohl Malone, Freda Patterson, Alicia Lozano, Alexandra Hanlon, Date: 2017-05-10

Vitamin D levels and susceptibility to asthma, elevated immunoglobulin E levels, and atopic dermatitis: A Mendelian randomization study

Type: article, Author: D Manousaki, L Paternoster, M Standl,MF Moffatt, M Farrall, E Bouzigon, DP Strachan, F Demenais, M Lathrop, WOCM Cookson, JB Richards, Date: 2017-05-09

Development of breast cancer risk prediction for the UK population using the UK Biobank dataset

Type: article, Author: Kawthar Alajmi, Artitaya Lophatananon & Kenneth Muir, Date: 2017-04-30

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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..