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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

Analysis of UK Biobank indicates as many as 1 in 8 adults may have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

April 13th, 2018

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Whole genome sequencing will ‘transform the research landscape for a wide range of diseases’

April 5th, 2018

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UK Biobank gives unparalleled potential for future biomedical research in mental health

April 3rd, 2018

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Latest Publications

Grip Strength Is Associated With Cognitive Performance in Schizophrenia and the General Population: A UK Biobank Study of 476559 Participants

Type: article, Author: Joseph Firth and Brendon Stubbs and Davy Vancampfort and Josh A Firth and Matthew Large and Simon Rosenbaum and Mats Hallgren and Philip B Ward and Jerome Sarris and Alison R Yung , Date: 2018-04-19

A Common Allele in FGF21 Associated with Sugar Intake Is Associated with Body Shape, Lower Total Body-Fat Percentage, and Higher Blood Pressure

Type: article, Author: Timothy M. Frayling and Robin N. Beaumont and Samuel E. Jones and Hanieh Yaghootkar and Marcus A. Tuke and Katherine S. Ruth and Francesco Casanova and Ben West and Jonathan Locke and Seth Sharp and Yingjie Ji and William Thompson and Jamie Harrison and Amy S. Etheridge and Paul J. Gallins and Dereje Jima and Fred Wright and Yihui Zhou and Federico Innocenti and Cecilia M. Lindgren and Niels Grarup and Anna Murray and Rachel M. Freathy and Michael N. Weedon and Jessica Tyrrell and Andrew R. Wood, Date: 2018-04-11

Mental health in UK Biobank: development, implementation and results from an online questionnaire completed by 157 366 participants

Type: article, Author: Katrina A. S. Davis and Jonathan R. I. Coleman and Mark Adams and Naomi Allen and Gerome Breen and Breda Cullen and Chris Dickens and Elaine Fox and Nick Graham and Jo Holliday and Louise M. Howard and Ann John and William Lee and Rose McCabe and Andrew McIntosh and Robert Pearsall and Cathie Sudlow and Joey Ward and Stan Zammit and Matthew Hotopf , Date: 2018-04-03

Social isolation and loneliness as risk factors for myocardial infarction, stroke and mortality: UK Biobank cohort study of 479 054 men and women

Type: article, Author: Christian Hakulinen and Laura Pulkki-Råback and Marianna Virtanen and Markus Jokela and Mika Kivimäki and Marko Elovainio, Date: 2018-03-26

The impact of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on cardiac structure and function: Insights from the UK Biobank imaging enhancement study

Type: article, Author: Mihir M. Sanghvi and Nay Aung and Jackie A. Cooper and José Miguel Paiva and Aaron M. Lee and Filip Zemrak and Kenneth Fung and Ross J. Thomson and Elena Lukaschuk and Valentina Carapella and Young Jin Kim and Nicholas C. Harvey and Stefan K. Piechnik and Stefan Neubauer Steffen E. Petersen, Date: 2018-03-08

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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..