“Results from long-term health studies on Caucasian populations may not be applied seamlessly to Asian ones as we differ in lifestyle and genetic factors. With a resource like this cohort study, we hope to develop more targeted preventive and therapeutic measures for Asians.”
Professor Chia Kee Seng
Singapore Consortium of Cohort Studies
The Singapore Consortium of Cohort Studies (SCCS) is a long-term health study which started in 2006. Its goal is to discover how genetic, lifestyle, diet and other environmental factors interact to impact our health. Conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and certain cancers will be researched. Through this study, we hope to discover ways to prevent common diseases and their complications. This study will eventually involve large number of Singaporeans who are Chinese, Malay or Indian, and from a wide age group.