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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 Ontario Health Study Newsletter, June 2016

Jun 16, 2016 // OHS Newsletter

In this issue: New study on metabolic syndrome to use OHS data: OHS principal investigator awarded $2 million research grant; OHS data provides closer look at mental health of ethnocultural minorities: A new study examines the link between ethnicity and mental health risk; Discovery—It’s in your Blood: Provide a blood sample to the OHS; Building a “biobank”: Find out what happens after you’ve donated a blood sample to the OHS; We’d like to hear from you: Tell us what you think

The Ontario Health Study Newsletter, November 2015

Nov 23, 2015 // OHS Newsletter

One of the first of many projects to use Ontario Health Study data now published!

The Ontario Health Study Newsletter, June 2015

Jun 4, 2015 // OHS Newsletter

The Ontario Health Study (OHS) recently launched an ambitious program to travel to communities across the province to collect blood specimens from current participants and enroll new participants. The collected blood samples are a critical part of the Study’s mission to create a resource for scientists to access to use to better understand the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases.