The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC)
is a large multi-centre cohort study looking at the connection
between diet and cancer. EPIC-Norfolk is part of this Europe-wide
programme, which is described on our international
With the help of over 30,000 people living in Norfolk,
we are finding out about the factors that are most often
present when people stay healthy and those more likely to
be there when they develop cancer or other diseases.
EPIC-Norfolk participants are men and women who were aged
between 45 and 74 when they joined the study, who lived
in Norwich and the surrounding towns and rural areas. They
have been contributing information about their diet, lifestyle
and health through questionnaires, and through health checks
carried out by EPIC nurses.
Details of the rationale behind the study and its specific
aims and methods are given in the other sections of this
"About EPIC-Norfolk" document.
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