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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Learning About the Health of Young Cancer Survivors With All of Us

The long-term health of teens and young adults who have had cancer has not been well studied. A look at All of Us data showed that young cancer survivors were more likely to have certain brain- and nerve-related conditions than participants who never had cancer. This age group may need unique treatment and management plans.

Finding Variants that Protect Kidney Health. All of Us Research Program.<br />
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Finding Genetic Clues to Kidney Health in All of Us

People of African ancestry can be more likely to develop kidney disease if they have certain genetic variants. Researchers studied genetic data from three different databases, including the All of Us Research Program. They found another variant that protected people with the high-risk variants from developing kidney disease. This finding could help find new treatments for kidney disease.

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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.