Ontario health study visits Markham
An Ontario Health Study Local Study Centre is coming to Markham later this month to involve the community in a study to help create a better quality of life in the province.
The Ontario Health Study (OHS) is the largest non-for profit study in Canada that works towards improving the overall health of the province through bettering early detection and treatment procedures of common diseases such as cancer, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
The research follows participants over age 18 through a 20-40 minute online questionnaire and asks those eligible to provide a blood sample.
The new Local Study Centre asks participants aged 35-69 who have completed a questionnaire to help garner a more in-depth analysis of individual health through additional measurements of height, weight, heart rate and blood pressure.
This data will aid researchers in understanding the factors that affect quality of life in Ontario.
The study centre will be open from July 25 to 29 at Victoria Square Community Centre, 2929 Elgin Mills Rd.