TAN-SNIP AIM 1: long term impact evaluation of a worksite-based lifestyle intervention to reduce imaging characterized-cardiovascular risk in office workers: Two parallel randomized controlled trials (WC2015-002)

TAN-SNIP AIM 1: long term impact evaluation of a worksite-based lifestyle intervention to reduce imaging characterized-cardiovascular risk in office workers: Two parallel randomized controlled trials

Background

Starting date: 01/01/2015

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. With atherosclerosis as underlying cause for many CVD events, prevention or reduction of subclinical atherosclerotic plaque burden (SAPB) through a healthier lifestyle can have substantial public health and economic benefits.

Screening for SAPB can potentially be used in Worksite Health Promotion programs to identify high risk groups and target such groups specifically in lifestyle programs. Moreover, SAPB screening and risk communication can also be used to motivate employees to change their lifestyle for the better. The value of SAPB risk identification and stratification driven by imaging data in a 3-year worksite-based lifestyle program will be assessed in this TANSNIP study.