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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

Video: Participants make OHS research possible

May 14, 2019 // Study Updates

What if there was no Ontario Health Study? OHS researchers talk about the value of the data and biosamples collected from our 225,000 volunteer participants over the last 10 years.

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The Ontario Health Study Newsletter, November 2018

Nov 19, 2018 // OHS Newsletter

In this issue: First (of many) follow-up questionnaires is complete!; Head of OHS Takes On National Role; Study finds respiratory health affected more by environment than genes; Why did you decide to participate in the OHS?; Reminder: Update your contact info

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Video: Ontario Health Study – What’s next for Participants

Oct 26, 2018 // Study Updates

Ontario Health Study Program Manager Kelly McDonald talks about the OHS research underway in 2018, and a new online questionnaire about work history, that will be available to participants in spring, 2019.

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