Research Highlights

All of Us is shaping how we understand health and disease. Research Highlights showcase the recent research powered by All of Us data and tools. 

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Counting the Steps to Lower Diabetes Risk With All of Us

Being active can help prevent many diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Looking at Fitbit data from All of Us participants, researchers found that taking at least 10,700 steps a day was linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The results suggest a lifestyle practice that people can take to help prevent diabetes.

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All of Us Data Shows Resilience Lessened Effects of Discrimination During COVID-19

A new study of All of Us survey data confirmed that discrimination increased feelings of depression during the pandemic. But the effect of discrimination on mental health was lessened for participants with strong coping skills. This was especially true for Asian, Black/African American, and White participants.

An infographic titled “Prevalence of 12 conditions across LGBTQIA+ groups” with the logo of the All of Us Research Program. The 12 conditions include anxiety, depression, HIV diagnosis, tobacco use disorder, asthma, cancer, being overweight, substance abuse disorder, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and kidney disease.

All of Us Data Highlights Risky Drinking Among Cancer Survivors 

A new study of All of Us survey data found that most participants who are cancer survivors drink alcohol regularly, even during treatment. Many drink heavily, often, or both. The results indicate an immediate need to find ways to help cancer survivors drink less alcohol.