Elucidating risk factors for and health impact of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders
Heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. This project aims to understand how HLBS disorders are interrelated regarding their underlying causes, risk factors and clinical presentations, as well as their impact on other health outcomes in the aging population. The 'big data' in the UK Biobank provide an ideal platform to examine findings previously reported by other studies in more details and to explore and test novel hypotheses in HLBS research. This multi-year project over 36 months is expected to better characterize the risk factor profiles for HLBS disorders at the population level and have the potential to generate compelling evidence for more personalized recommendations for prevention of HLBS disorders.