Our research aims are applied using a core set of observational and experimental studies, including:
- Large scale international studies (e.g. EPIC-InterAct in 10 European countries), allowing comparisons across different populations with a wide variety of lifestyles.
- Smaller ‘quantitative trait’ studies (e.g. Fenland Study), allowing us to collect highly detailed measures of our study volunteers.
- Trials (e.g. ADDITION diabetes screening).
- Methodological studies allowing us to develop high quality measures of behaviour, such as accelerometry to measure physical activity and biomarkers to measure dietary intake.
Below is a list of the studies that the MRC Epidemiology Unit is involved in. For more information on any study click on the study name below.
|ADNFS – Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey|
|ALSPAC – Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children|
|Baby Milk Study – NOW RECRUITING|
|Cambridge Baby Growth Study 2008-2013|
|Cambridge Birth Cohort 2001-2008|
|Commuting and Health in Cambridge|
|Cambridgeshire Diabetes Case-Control Study|
|CHASE – Child Heart And health Study in England|
|Communicating Risk – Cochrane Review|
|DiOGenes – Diet, Obesity and Genes project|
|European Youth Heart Study|
|FAB (Feedback, Awareness and Behaviour) Study|
|Hertfordshire Birth Cohort Physical Activity Trial|
|NSHD – National Survey of Health & Disease|
|Norfolk Diabetes Case-Control Study|
|PANACEA – Physical Activity, Nutrition, Alcohol, Cessation of smoking, Eating out of home And obesity|
|SAMS – Supporting Adherence to hypoglycaemic Medication|
|SPEEDY – Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people|
|STEP Test Study|
|SWS – Southampton Women’s Survey|
|Understanding Risk Trial|
|Vitamin D Supplementation in People at Risk of Diabetes|
|WAVES – The West Midlands ActiVe lifestyle and healthy Eating in School children|