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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

Smoking, diabetes increase risk of heart attack more in women than men

November 8th, 2018

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Women who are ‘larks’ have a lower risk of developing breast cancer

November 6th, 2018

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‘TANTALISING AND EXCITING’ UK Biobank genetics opens the door to a new era of health research

October 10th, 2018

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Latest Publications

Sex differences in risk factors for myocardial infarction: cohort study of UK Biobank participants

Type: article, Author: Elizabeth R C Millett and Sanne A E Peters and Mark Woodward, Date: 2018-11-07

Genetic risk, incident stroke, and the benefits of adhering to a healthy lifestyle: cohort study of 306 473 UK Biobank participants

Type: article, Author: Loes CA Rutten-Jacobs and Susanna C Larsson and Rainer Malik and Kristiina Rannikmäe and MEGASTROKE consortium and International Stroke Genetics Consortium and Cathie L Sudlow and Martin Dichgans and Hugh S Markus and and Matthew Traylor, Date: 2018-10-24

An atlas of genetic associations in UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Oriol Canela-Xandri and Konrad Rawlik and Albert Tenesa, Date: 2018-10-22

Genome-Wide Association Study Meta-Analysis of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in Two Population-Based Cohorts

Type: article, Author: Sandra Sanchez-Roige and Abraham A. Palmer and Pierre Fontanillas and Sarah L. Elson and 23andMe Research Team and the Substance Use Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and, Mark J. Adams and David M. Howard and Howard J. Edenberg and Gail Davies andRichard C. Crist Ian J. Deary and Andrew M. McIntosh , M.D., Toni-Kim Clarke, Date: 2018-10-19

Genomic Risk Prediction of Coronary Artery Disease in 480,000 Adults

Type: article, Author: Michael Inouye and Nilesh J. Samani and for the UK Biobank CardioMetabolic Consortium CHD Working Group, Date: 2018-10-16

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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.

Participants scanned so far

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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) 8am-6pm Mon – Fri and Sat 8am-4pm 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..