Vitamin D and the landscape for the ideal study design to measure cancer preventive effects

With growing global prosperity, it seems paradoxical that many people worldwide should have a vitamin deficiency. And yet, vitamin D deficiency is a growing public health problem in many countries. Suboptimal vitamin D levels, defined as below 50nmol/L, have been found in as many as 60% of people in European countries [1] and 42% in […]

Reproductive factors may influence women’s long-term health

In a new study published today in BMC Medicine we examined how reproductive factors influenced the risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in >300,000 European women that participated in the EPIC study.

A woman’s reproductive characteristics are not always thought of in terms of how they may influence her long-term health but in our […]

EPIC publication highlights

EPIC colleagues have been hard at work again! Here is a collection of manuscripts that have been published in the last couple of months.

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Common gene variants

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) is one of the most important journals in cancer research, and the material it publishes are a useful indicator of the direction of cancer research in general. The May issue of JNCI provides an illuminating insight into how large population based genetic studies are helping the way […]

EPIC publication highlights

EPIC researchers (see the About us section) are very active publishers. Below is a summary of some of the recent publications that have come from collaborators of EPIC data in April/May 2015. You can access the paper on pubmed.com by clicking the title of the manuscript.

Circulating prolactin and in situ breast cancer risk in […]