The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) is coordinated by Dr Elio Riboli, Head of the Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care at the Imperial College London in the United Kingdom. EPIC received substantial financial support from the Europe Against Cancer Program of the European Commission.

EPIC was designed to investigate the relationships between diet, nutritional status, lifestyle and environmental factors and the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases. EPIC is a large study of diet and health having recruited over half a million (520,000) people in ten European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

EJCN special issue

The EJCN special issue "Nutrient Intakes and Patterns in the EPIC cohorts from ten European countries", co-editors Slimani N & Margetts B. Eur J Clin Nutr 2009, Nov;63, S1-S274 , has recently been published. Supplementary information on some papers are available on the snipe page.