The Oxford BioBank is a collection of 30-50 year old healthy men and women living in Oxfordshire. All participants have undergone a detailed examination at a screening visit, donated DNA and given informed consent to be re-approached. The Oxford BioBank is a resource for medical research to translate early discoveries to the benefit of patients in the future.

The Oxford BioBank investigations focus on research into common diseases like diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

In 2015 a new cohort of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) was introduced as part of the Oxford BioBank. Recruitment of men and women with T2DM aged 25-75 years will enable studies on physiological consequences of genetic mechanisms of the disease in order to better understand why some people are more resilient than others in developing adult chronic diseases.

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