ABOUT SOUTH ASIA BIOBANK
Transforming tomorrow’s health for millions of South Asian people worldwide.
South Asia Biobank is an international research study designed to prevent the high risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer among South Asian people.
By collecting this information from thousands of people, South Asian Biobank Study aims to help us find out why diseases may affect some people more than others. This could help us to transform the health of South Asians world-wide.
If you participate you can learn more about your own health and support you and your GP to make better decisions about your health and care.
Find out more about the health assessment and see a sample report
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
This study is designed to understand why South Asians are at high risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other critical illnesses. Your participation in the study will transform research today and benefit tomorrow’s health among millions of South Asians worldwide.
WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING CARRIED OUT ?
Much progress in medical science has been made in the past five decades but this has not provided answers to why South Asians remain at such high risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other critical illnesses compared to other populations.
To date, most large-scale studies have largely recruited people of European ancestry. This lack of diversity in research hinders our understanding of reasons why populations such as South Asians are more susceptible to certain illnesses.
The absence of South Asians in research studies has added to unacceptable health disparities, and raises the question of whether new diagnostics, and treatments derived from research will benefit all populations equally.
South Asia Biobank is designed to bring together the largest world-wide resource of biological data in-order to address critical questions, such as why South Asians remain at X3 risk of diabetes and x 2 risk of cardiovascular disease and other critical illnesses. – we are establishing the South Asia Biobank to do just that.
South Asia Biobank will be a major world-wide resource for medical researchers for decades to come. The more information we can arm ourselves with about serious conditions like diabetes, the more chance we have of preventing disease, finding new treatments and even cures.
Your participation will transform research today and benefit tomorrow’s health among millions of South Asians worldwide
“We aim to recruit some 200,000 people aged 18-85 over the next three years to understand how genes, lifestyle and the environment interact and result in high rates of heart disease, diabetes, and other critical illnesses among South Asians.”
Professor Jaspal S Kooner, Director South Asia Biobank
*Some tests are site-specific and can depend on availability.
Contact us for more info
If you are interested in joining the team, have any questions or would like to find out more about the South Asia Biobank please complete the form below and one of the team will be in touch.