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European Prospective Investigation into Cancer, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition and Lifestyle

European Prospective Investigation into Cancer, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition and Lifestyle

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Europe-wide prospective cohort study of the relationships between diet, nutritional status, lifestyle and environmental factors and the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. **General contact: epic@iarc.fr**
Start Year
1992
End Year
2000
Funding
Europe Against Cancer (European Commission)
Supplementary Information
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Prospective_Investigation_into_Cancer_and_Nutrition
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Marc Gunter
    Imperial College London
  • Dr. Prof. Elio Riboli
    School of Public Health at Imperial College London
  • Dr. Prof. Paolo Boffeta
    Icahn School of Medicine

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort
Follow Up
Follow-up of study participants for disease end-points, vital status, and causes of death started in the mid-1990s. Additional follow-up to measure changes in lifestyle, health conditions, diagnosed diseases, and related treatment was conducted a few years after baseline, at least once in all EPIC study centres.
Supplementary Information
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/6438

Marker Paper

Boffetta, P. et.al.: Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Overall Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Natl Cancer Inst. 102, Nr. 8, 18. Februar 2010, S. 529–537

PUBMED 20371762;12639222

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
522,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Aged 35–70 years, were enrolled in 23 centres in ten European countries: Denmark (11%), France (14%), Germany (10%), Greece (5%), Italy (9%), The Netherlands (8%), Norway (7%), Spain (8%), Sweden (10%) and the United Kingdom (17%).

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://epic.iarc.fr/