DISEASE PREVENTION AND DIAGNOSIS
In terms of a focus for the disease prevention research, our principal efforts focus upon cardiovascular disease and cancer. The WHO stated in 2010 that the main causes of cardiovascular disease, ischaemic heart disease and stroke, were the most important causes of premature death and major disability (and therefore health system costs) on the planet. In addition, factors supporting CVD such as smoking and high blood pressure are the most important to risk factors to modify. Many questions remain as to how we can effect change in these major health issues, and ongoing SPCR research hopes to answer some.