Individual Study / EPIC-Oxford

European Prospective Investigation into Cancer

European Prospective Investigation into Cancer

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Initiatives -
To examine how diet influences the risk of cancer, particularly for the most common types of cancer in Britain, as well as other chronic diseases. **Contact: queries@epic-oxford.org**
Start Year
1993
End Year
2000
Funding
University of Oxford
Supplementary Information
https://www.ceu.ox.ac.uk/research/epic-oxford; http://www.epic-oxford.org/europe/
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Tim Key
    University of Oxford

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Supplementary Information
https://www.ndph.ox.ac.uk/data-access

Marker Paper

Davey GK, Spencer EA, Appleby PN, Allen NE, Knox KH, Key TJ. EPIC-Oxford: lifestyle characteristics and nutrient intakes in a cohort of 33 883 meat-eaters and 31 546 non meat-eaters in the UK. Public Health Nutr. 2003;6(3):259-269. doi:10.1079/PHN2002430

PUBMED 12740075

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
65,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men and women living in the UK,n aged 20 to 97 years, comprising 33,883 meat-eaters, 10,110 fish-eaters, 18,840 lacto-ovo vegetarians and 2596 vegans.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : http://www.epic-oxford.org/

Supplementary Information