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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, November 2017

Nov 20, 2017 // OHS Newsletter

In this issue: Take a half hour and tell us how you're doing; The OHS is open for business!; Diabetes Awareness Month; Reminder: Update your contact info; Why did you decide to participate in the OHS?

Frequently Asked Questions about the Follow-Up Questionnaire

Jun 19, 2017 // Study Updates

Can I complete the questionnaire on my iPad? Which web browser works best? The type of device and web browser can make a big difference when trying to complete the follow-up questionnaire. If possible, it is best to use a PC when filling out the questionnaire. Participants may experiences some issues if they use a

The Ontario Health Study Newsletter, June 2017

Jun 14, 2017 // OHS Newsletter

In this issue:Study recruitment and blood collection come to successful finish!; Fill out your follow-up questionnaire and provide an update on your health; National project brings together data from population health studies across Canada; We want to hear from you!