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UK BiobankResource, biomaterial supply resource, material resource, data or information resourceBiobank resource to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses including cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis and forms of dementia. This long-term national project to build the world's most detailed resource for health researchers has followed the health of 500,000 volunteers aged 40-69 years in the UK for up to 30 years. The project will help approved researchers to develop new and better ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating common illnesses. Scientists will be able to register online to use the UK Biobank Resource soon. Health assessments include blood, urine and saliva collection, lifestyle questionnaire including a detailed web-based diet questionnaire. There is also a section to assess cognitive function and psychological status. A hearing test is undertaken while wearing headphones. In an interview participants have been asked questions about birth (if they knew it), serious illnesses they may have had, operations and any medication they might be taking. Blood pressure and some body measurements have been taken including: Hand grip, Waist and hip circumference, Standing height, Sitting height, Weight and bioimpedance, Spirometry, Bone density, Use of an infra red finger probe (that goes over the end of your finger) to measure the stiffness of your arteries, Eye measurements and a fitness, questionnaire, blood, urine, saliva, cognitive function, psychological status, hearing test, interview, serious illness, operation, medication, blood pressure, body measurementSCR_012815(UK Biobank, RRID:SCR_012815)Alzheimer's disease, Aging, Cancer, Dementia, Diabetes, Heart disease, ArthritisMRC, Scottish Government, UK Department of Health, Wellcome Trust, Welsh Assembly Governmentlisted by: One Mind Biospecimen Bank ListingLast checked upnlx_95741
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