Professor Tim Key
- Breast Cancer
- Cancer Risk in Vegetarians Consortium
- Cardiovascular disease
- Diet and nutrition
- Dietary Protein and Stroke Consortium
- Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer
- Endogenous Hormones, Nutritional Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer
- Health and Lifestyle
- Prostate Cancer
- Shift work and disease
BVM&S, MSc, DPhil
Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, CEU
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit
- MSc in Global Health Science module 9 lead: Nutritional Epidemiology
Tim Key has worked as a cancer epidemiologist at the University of Oxford since 1985. His main interests are the roles of diet and hormones in the aetiology of cancer, particularly cancers of the breast, prostate and colon, and the health status of vegetarians and vegans. He currently works mostly on the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), as the principal investigator of the Oxford cohort of 60,000 subjects, including 30,000 people who don’t eat meat. He is also chairman of the EPIC prostate cancer group and co-ordinates the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group.
Physical activity in relation to circulating hormone concentrations in 117,100 men in UK Biobank.
Watts EL. et al, (2021), Cancer Causes Control
Dietary fatty acids, macronutrient substitutions and food sources and incidence of coronary heart disease: findings from the EPIC-CVD case-cohort study across nine European countries
KEY T. et al, (2021), Journal of the American Heart Association
Biomarker concentrations in white and British Indian vegetarians and non-vegetarians in the UK Biobank.
TONG YIN. et al, (2021), The Journal of Nutrition
Associations Between Macronutrients From Different Dietary Sources and Serum Lipids in 24 639 UK Biobank Study Participants.
Kelly RK. et al, (2021), Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol
Associations of circulating insulin-like growth factor-I with intake of dietary proteins and other macronutrients
Watling C. et al, (2021), Clinical Nutrition