The EPIC-Oxford Study

Welcome to EPIC-Oxford. The Oxford component of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) is a prospective cohort of 65,000 men and women living in the UK, many of whom are vegetarian.

The main objective of the study is 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. The study began in 1993 and since then, a great deal of important research, from both EPIC-Oxford and its collaboration with other centres in Europe, has been published.

During 2007 and early 2008 we sent participants a second follow-up questionnaire to help us to understand how changes in diet and other aspects of lifestyle can influence future health. The response has been excellent, with over 33,000 questionnaires returned. Over 14,000 participants also completed the second 7-day food diary.

In 2010 we sent participants the third follow-up questionnaire to find out about recent changes in diet and lifestyle. The response was again excellent, with over 35,000 questionnaires returned.

The EPIC study becomes even more valuable for understanding the long-term effects of diet on health as time goes on and your continued support and participation in this important study is vital for its continuing success.

 

Thank you to those of you who have completed the third follow-up questionnaire.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

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