Individual Study / UKWCS

UK Women’s Cohort Study

UK Women’s Cohort Study

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Initiatives -
To investigate links between diet (including foods, nutrients, dietary supplements, dietary patterns and diet costs) and chronic disease (including cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and other health outcomes). **General enquires: ukwcs@leeds.ac.uk**
Start Year
1996
End Year
2014
Funding
The UKWCS was originally funded by the World Cancer Research Fund. Other support has been received from the Food Standards Agency (grant NO5 023), the Medical Research Council (ref: G1100235/1), the Wellcome Trust (Fellowship WT87789), the Economic and Social Research Council, Kelloggs Sales and Marketing UK Ltd. The open access fee was funded by University of Leeds.
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Janet Cade
    School of Food Science and Nutrition

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The whole cohort has been contacted for a second time, Phase 2. All baseline responders were mailed between 1999 and 2002. Nine sub-studies have re-contacted samples of the cohort.

Marker Paper

Cade JE, Burley VJ, Alwan NA, et al. Cohort Profile: The UK Women's Cohort Study (UKWCS). International Journal of Epidemiology. 2017 Apr;46(2):e11. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyv173.

PUBMED 26430789

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
32,784
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://ukwcs.leeds.ac.uk/