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Use of genetic data to predict effects of vitamin D supplements on risk of diabetes

May 2, 2018 5:00 PM

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, but low blood levels of vitamin D have also been linked with higher risks of diabetes. Experts have debated whether low vitamin D status increases the risk of diabetes, or is just a marker of overall poor health. Researchers at Oxford University used Mendelian Randomisation to dissect the causal effect of vitamin D on risk of diabetes. This method uses genetic variants resulting in life-long differences in blood levels of vitamin D that can mimic the effect of a trial of vitamin D supplementation.

CKB present at Cancer Research UK Open Day

Mar 14, 2018 12:00 AM

On March 14th, 2018, Dr Ling Yang led an exhibit on epidemiology at the Richard Doll Building in the University of Oxford to over 100 sixth-form students and teachers from local secondary schools.

Air pollution project fieldwork completed

Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM

The collection of the sensors from the last participants in Henan on 31 January 2018 marked the completion of the fieldwork of the pilot study funded by the Medical Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund.

CRUK fund project on infections and cancer risks

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

CKB has been awarded a project grant by the Cancer Research UK to assess and quantify the role of different H. pylori antigens and other infectious pathogens in the risks of cardia and non-cardia gastric cancer and oesophageal cancer subtypes in Chinese adults.