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Apollo Hospitals announced that it recently signed an MoU with Stanford University for the Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SAATHI) related to South Asians and Chronic Disease.
Together, both parties will attempt to delve deeper into the causes associated with cardiovascular risk in diabetic and pre-diabetic South Asians.
The MoU is the first step towards a long-term partnership that will develop and grow over time.
Conceptualized with the overall objective to reduce cardiovascular mortality in South Asians, the study will capture data on pre-diabetes and insulin resistance, help physicians understand early patterns of glycemic imbalance, help them understand epigenetic impact on genetically similar populations, and achieve targeted lifestyle and medical therapy.
The collaboration will at a later stage look at moving towards a larger Framingham type study that was developed with the objective of identifying common factors or characteristics contributing to chronic vascular diseases in Massachusetts.