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Approved Research

Assessing the role of diet in cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and cancer - A prospective cohort study and Mendelian randomization in the UK Biobank

Principal Investigator: Shiu Lun Ryan Au Yeung
Approved Research ID: 74221
Approval date: January 25th 2022

Lay summary

What constitutes a healthy diet remains controversial given results differ across studies. The purpose of this study is to explore the role of diet in heart disease, diabetes, and cancer risk in the UK Biobank. We will use different study approaches, in particular genetics, to help generate insights regarding the role of diet in health. The whole project will take 36 months to complete and we expect the findings from this study will be highly relevant to shaping dietary guidelines in different settings.