Study launched to identify local risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases

Head of the Doobay Medical Centre Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay (second, from right) and Associate Program Manager at the Population Health Research Institute at the McMaster University in Canada, Dipika Desai (third, from right) along with Directors of the Doobay Medical Centre at the press conference yesterday.

The Doobay Medical Centre will today begin facilitating a year-long study to identify and help manage risk factors for several chronic non-communicable diseases among Guyanese.

Under the study, 100 persons will be evaluated to see if they are at risk of experiencing a heart attack, stroke, heart disease, diabetes or hypertension in the future.

At a press briefing held at the Marriott Hotel, Head of the Doobay Medical Centre Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay noted that while they do not yet have the full complement of participants, they will be starting with family members of patients…..

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