European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Turin (EPIC - Turin)

General Information

Name: 
European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Turin
Short Name: 
EPIC - Turin
Where was the information about this study obtained from?: 
Publicly available sources of information
Marker paper: 
Palli D, Berrino F, Vineis P, Tumino R, Panico S, Masala G, et al. A molecular epidemiology project on diet and cancer: the EPIC-Italy Prospective Study. Design and baseline characteristics of participants. Tumori 2003;89(6) 586-593.

Methods

Study Design: 
Prospective cohort study
Recruitment start date: 
January, 1993
Is recruitment continuing?: 
No
Recruitment end date: 
December, 1998
Type of people (individuals, families, twins etc.) targeted by the study design: 
Individuals
Target number of participants to be recruited to the study: 
10 604
Actual number of participants recruited to the study: 
10 604
recorded on Dec 1998

Broad categories of ethnic and racial groups recruited


Approximate number of participants in each main racial group represented in the study:
European / White: 
10604

Available Information

Health Information: 
Anthropometric traits (e.g. BMI, waist circumference) at baseline
Anthropometric traits (e.g. BMI, waist circumference) during follow up
Glycaemic traits (e.g. glucose, insulin) at baseline
Prevalent type 2 diabetes at baseline
Incident type 2 diabetes during follow up
Does the study have any measures of diet?: 
Yes
Does the study have any measures of physical activity?: 
Yes
Does the study have DNA extracted or have a potential source of DNA?: 
Yes

Populations from which the sample(s) is drawn

EPIC-Turin study population

Selection criteria: 
Gender:
Women and Men
Age:
Minimum 20, maximum 100
Country:
Italy
Area of residence:
Urban
Pregnant women:
No
Newborn:
No
Migration status:
No
Sources of recruitment: 
General population
Other Source:
some of whom are blood donors and healthy volunteers