Updates & Articles
The information that is provided from the LIFE project and other studies will not only allow us to tell our story but also share our story with others.
February is recognized as Heart Month in Jamaica. High blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease. All participants in the LIFE study have blood pressure measured. The LIFE Project is an island-wide cohort (follow up study) being conducted in Jamaica to understand the reasons why high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are common.
CAIHR through its Living in Full Health (LIFE) Project is increasing health research efforts and embarking on a collaborative cohort approach study, where 8,000 Jamaicans will be enrolled and monitored over time in order to understand the role of genetics, social, environmental and lifestyle factors in cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.