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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.

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National project brings together data from population health studies across Canada

Jun 9, 2017 // Study Updates

Did you know that by participating in the Ontario Health Study (OHS) you are contributing to Canada’s largest population health study, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP)? The National Post recently ran a series of articles on CPTP, a partnership of regional studies like the OHS, looking at the potential for new discoveries resulting from this national collaboration.

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OHS aims to collect 40,000 blood samples by March 31st

Feb 6, 2017 // Study Updates

The deadline for registering for the Ontario Health Study and providing a blood sample for future research is March 31st, 2017. With more than 225,000 participants and a biobank of 38,000 blood samples, the OHS is one of Canada’s largest long-term health studies. But we’re not quite finished yet.

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Ontario Health Study hits milestone with launch of first follow up questionnaire

Dec 9, 2016 // Study Updates

The Ontario Health Study (OHS) is taking an important step forward with the launch of its first follow-up questionnaire. The Study, one of Canada’s largest population health studies and biobank, is looking for an update on the health of their more than 225,000 participants through this online questionnaire.

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