Exploring cardiovascular disease burden in China with Harvard

25 Aug 2016

New findings from a joint research show key risk factors and impacts on heart health in China.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death in China. Evaluation of risk factors and their impacts on disease burden is important for future public health initiatives and policy making. With sponsorship from the Swiss Re Foundation, the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue joined hands with the Harvard School of Public Health to explore potential impact of life-style factors on cardiovascular disease burden in China.

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published key findings of the research in August 2016. The centre is working on sharing the findings with the insurance industry in and out of China to help manage the risk.

This project is part of the SEARCH collaboration the centre initiated with the Harvard School of Public Health, the Swiss Re Foundation and the Swiss Re Group Underwriting. Find out more about the collaboration and interesting findings of other research topics.

Read the academic article on JACC for the key findings. Learn more about the cooperation from news stories by the Swiss Re Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.