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Metabolic Networks Integrative Cardiac Health Project (ICHP) - Center of Excellence
Technical Report,31 Mar 2015,30 Mar 2016
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Bethesda United States
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The Integrative Cardiac Health Project ICHP aims to lead the way in Cardiovascular Disease CVD Prevention by conducting novel research utilizing a Systems Biology personalized medicine design to discover and develop practical, effective and preemptive integrative approaches in order to detect and combat CVD earlier before it affects the quality of life. ICHPs ultimate goal is to translate our evidenced-based research findings for application into clinical practice. A translational research approach will provide the ability to find novel disease markers, optimal prevention and holistic treatment approaches, and a unique venue for future research as the virtual laboratory for optimal comprehensive health prevention in the military beneficiary population. This research method also allow us to further hypothesize and define relationships between CVD, other cardio metabolic disease states and maladaptive behavior patterns unique to service members such as pre-diabetes, stress, overweight and sleep disorders with the aim of targeting these disorders in a pre-clinical phase. Using an integrative, interdisciplinary preventive health approach, ICHP has shown that an individuals cluster of CV risk factors can be effectively targeted and improved.
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