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What’s New With the OHS?

Since 2010, the Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working hard to build a platform for chronic disease research. Working together with the research community and Ontarians across the province we are now following the health of about 225,000 people and have collected more than 41,000 blood samples. We’re building a database of health information and a biobank so researchers can better understand the link between genetics, lifestyle and environment—and the role they play in our health.

In this section, you’ll find information about the various Study activities and upcoming initiatives.

Blood tubes in the laboratory centrifuge

The OHS Insider Newsletter, Spring 2014

May 21, 2014 // OHS Newsletter

How can you make an even greater contribution to the Ontario Health Study (OHS)? Join the more than 20,000 OHS participants who have already contributed to the Study’s Blood Collection Program to enhance the data provided in their online questionnaires. Additional samples are still needed.

OHS Insider #8

Nov 21, 2013 // OHS Newsletter

On September 29, 2013 the Ontario Health Study celebrated its third anniversary as an online study. The Study is the largest long-term health study ever attempted in North America and already nearly 225,000 Ontarians have taken the online survey. The information obtained through the survey will help scientists understand the risk factors and causes of chronic diseases and spur the creation of new prevention strategies and treatments. If you haven't already done so please sign up for the Study at https://www.ontariohealthstudy.ca.

OHS Insider #7

Apr 15, 2013 // OHS Newsletter

Now You Can Join the Thousands of OHS Participants Who Have Provided a Blood Sample to the Ontario Health Study by Expressing Your Interest Today!