International Prevention Research Institute established

Nutrition — By on May 3, 2009 at 2:44 pm

An International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) has been legally established consisting of eight initial partners working with a large international network of experts.

The iPRI will initially focus on prevention of chronic disease expanding from a solid base in Cancer to include Cardiology and Diabetes and will also expand to include Clinical Epidemiology.

It will have a wide range of expertise in both non-communicable and communicable diseases and in dealing with topics such as exposure to occupational agents; exposures to pharmaceuticals; lifestyle factors notably tobacco, alcohol and the combination of diet, nutrition, physical activity and overweight and obesity; biomarkers; genetic susceptibility and gene-environment interaction; and other factors that influence the risk of developing and dying from cancer, vascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, urological conditions and a variety of other conditions.

In addition to several other interests, the organization will be specifically interested in identifying the most suitable subjects for clinical trials

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