Our participation in UK Biobank

An incredible snapshot of the health and lifestyles of 500,000 Britons – including 26,000 people with diabetes and 50,000 with joint disorders, 41,000 teetotallers, and 11,000 heart attack patients – is now available for medical research. With more than 1,000 separate pieces of information already available on volunteers aged 40-69 when they joined the project, UK Biobank has amassed one of the most detailed large-scale health resources ever, with the goal of improving the health of future generations. You can find further information here.

My wife and I are two of the 500,000 who have participated in UK Biobank. It is almost two years since we underwent all the tests involved and I blogged about the experience here.


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