Hypertension is the single most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a global leading cause of death. Migrants, especially those with Sub-Saharan African origin, are disproportionately affected for reasons that are unclear due to lack of prospective studies. Moreover, migrant health research has so far focussed on socio-environmental explanations, largely neglecting the role of genetic predispositions.
The Pros-RODAM study aims to identify the key environmental exposures, together with epigenetic factors, responsible for the increased burden of hypertension in migrants through establishment of a novel transcontinental prospective cohort study of a homogeneous Sub-Saharan African (SSA) migrants living in Europe and their compatriots living in Africa, alongside the European host population.
The Pros-RODAM study is a multi-country ERC Consolidation (H2020) project coordinated by the Department of Public & Occupation, University of Amsterdam. Data collection is currently ongoing.
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