Conventional blood biochemistry assays are measured in the CTSU Wolfson Laboratory. Biomarkers associated with cardiovascular risk in previous studies include those related to lipids (e.g. LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, Lp[a]), inflammation (e.g. CRP, IL-6), haemostasis (e.g. fibrinogen), renal function (e.g. cystatin C) and nutritional factors (e.g. homocysteine and vitamin D). Data for a range of well-established and novel biomarkers relevant to cardiovascular disease have now been generated for over 10,000 participants and further measurements are ongoing. Analysis of the initial results is now being undertaken.