The INCREDIBLE project

INCREDIBLE (Initiative for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction through Dietary, Behavioural, Lifestyle modifications and Exercise) Project
Cardiovascular disease (Heart attack, stroke, peripheral arterial disease) and resulting conditions are widely prevalent in the South Asians. Several modifiable and non modifiable factors have been identified including smoking, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia (lipid/cholesterol abnormalities), psychosocial triggers, obesity, lack of exercise, lack of use of fruit and vegetables and overall poor diet. Individuals with these risk factors or conditions if detected early and managed optimally have been shown to have significant morbidity and mortality benefit (in simple words tend to develop these conditions much later in life and over all live longer).
We intend to run this project by:
1. Educate and improve public perception of achieving good health through prevention
2. Identify people with who have high risk of developing CV disease by using a well validated clinical risk scoring programme Q Risk
3. Offer advice, counselling and treatment (therapeutic measures including medications) to those with high risk of developing CV disease
4. Achieve the aforementioned objectives through organized clinical and research programme. Hence a lifestyle software (aimed at general public) and patients registry, research database and hospital based clinical service has been proposed and has initial set up

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