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  • Group of Community Based Cohort Study

    The primary task of the Group of Community Based Cohort Study is the establishment of community resident cohort for the Tohoku Medical Megabank Project. Its objectives are to:

    (1) During the cross-sectional study, inspect any increases in stress-induced infectious diseases, worsening of chronic diseases, and conditions, such as PTSR, as well as inspect the management of lifestyle-related diseases, and contribute to community supports;

    (2) Through short-term follow-up, check any increases in the incidence of high blood pressure, infectious diseases, depression, etc., and refer high-risk groups to community health activities; and

    (3) Through long-term follow-up, assess the relationship between genetic-environmental factors and disease outbreaks. (i) Identify new environmental-gene interactions which have never been discovered and (ii) integrate genetic risk scores and environmental risk scores, which are said to influence lifestyle-related diseases, and thereby, enable personalized predictions of disease risks.

    The Group is in charge of the preparations, implementation, and management of the Tohoku Medical Megabank Project Community-Based Cohort Study for the achievement of these objectives.

    Atsushi Hozawa, Professor

    Group Leader
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    Naoki Nakaya, Associate Professor

    Deputy Group Leader
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