Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Clark
Institution: University of LeedsTags: 30846, classification, Machine Learning, obesity, united-kingdom
Initial work has been carried out on the mapping of Foresight obesity factors to UK Biobank variables, which is a resource that is already open and available. Many machine learning algorithms have a predictive capability, often with associated probabilities, which capture the classification and likelihood of individuals becoming overweight or obese. This information is potentially available at the individual participant level and may be held by the UK Biobank for use by other researchers. There will also be a number of research publications arising from this research and we will endeavour to make such publications open access. The work will also be disseminated through the Obesity Strategic Network (https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/research/obesity/).