Jan 19, 2016 12:00 AM
CKB finds that genetically determined lower Lp- PLA2 activity appeared to have no substantial causal effects on major vascular diseases.
Oct 9, 2015 12:01 AM
Two-thirds of the young men in China start to smoke, mostly before age 20. Results of a CKB led study published in The Lancet show that around half of those who start smoking cigarettes as young men will eventually be killed by tobacco, unless they stop permanently.
Sep 30, 2015 12:00 AM
The development of a Data Access System means that all bona fide researchers will be able to apply to use the CKB resource for health related research.
Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM
A new CKB paper published in the journal Cancer assesses the emerging cancer risks associated with tobacco smoking.
Aug 5, 2015 12:00 AM
A recent analysis of CKB data published in the British Medical Journal examines the association between consumption of spicy foods as part of a daily diet and the total risk and causes of death.
Apr 28, 2015 12:00 AM
i-CASE is a web-based system developed by the CKB team. Since October 2014 it has been providing qualified specialists with secure access to high quality images of the patient records and event information allowing them to carry out event adjudication using a standardised form.
Apr 21, 2015 12:00 AM
A new CKB study published in PLOS ONE examines the relationship between smoking and central obesity in 0.5 million Chinese adults, a population with a low prevalence of general obesity, but a high prevalence of central obesity.
Mar 20, 2015 12:00 AM
The paper "COPD and its association with smoking in the Mainland China: a cross-sectional analysis of 0.5 million men and women from ten diverse areas" was published in the International Journal of COPD on 20 March 2015.
Feb 17, 2015 12:00 AM
Blood pressure is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and both may increase as outdoor temperatures fall. A recent CKB analysis published in the European Heart Journal investigates seasonal variation in blood pressure and CVD mortality among patients with prior-CVD.
Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM
In February 2015 the CKB was awarded a total of £5m from the MRC Newton Fund for further large-scale genotyping of China Kadoorie Biobank.