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Approved Research

Genetic, lifestyle, and socio-demographic determinations to the development of hypertension and its associated complications

Principal Investigator: Dr Kam Pui Eric Lee
Approved Research ID: 64457
Approval date: July 1st 2021

Lay summary

Aim: To identify social, lifestyle, medical and genetic risk factors for development of hypertension and its complications

Scientific rationale: Hypertension is the most common condition and is the major cause for heart diseases and kidney diseases. Beside lifestyle factors such as exercise and diet, other genetics factors and medical diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis and depression) may also cause hypertension. This project will examine various genetic, social, medical and lifestyle factors that are associated with the development of hypertension and is complications

Project duration: 2 years

Public health impact: By identifying most important risk factors, people can modify their lifestyle to prevent hypertension. Furthermore, regular and intensive screening of blood pressure can be provided to people who are at high risk of development of hypertension