Division of Basic Medical Research Practical Research Project for Life-Style related Diseases including Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes Mellitus


Key Fields Other programs(1st)
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Study, Clinical Trials, Post Marketing, Clinical Research, None
Division of Rare / Intractable Disease Research, Department of Research Promotion
TEL: +81-3-6870-2223

In Japan, about 30% of causes of death and about 20% of medical expenditure has been accounted for by lifestyle-related diseases including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus. Development of measures to prevent their onset and aggravation is, thus, considered our pressing need.

This program promotes the entire process of R&D from basic research to the practical application of research findings by supporting projects on lifestyle-related diseases. The projects collectively address how to better manage various lifestyle factors (e.g. nutrition and diet, physical activity and exercise, rest and sleep, drinking, smoking, and dental/oral health conditions), contribute to developing guidelines on health examination and guidance, investigate disease pathophysiology, explore treatment options, and improve patients’ quality of life. Efforts are made to extend the healthy lifespan and optimize medical treatment/medical expenditure in Japan through this program.

Practical Research Project for Life-Style related Diseases including Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes Mellitus

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS (Program Supervisor)
  • Masato Kasuga, M.D., Ph.D., Honorary president, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
PO (Program Officer)
  • Yuko Inoue, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiologist, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Cerebraland Cardiovascular Center
  • Takatoshi Kasai, M.D., Ph.D., Associate ProfessorDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine, Juntendo University School of Medicine
  • Shigehiro Katayama, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Kawagoe Clinic
  • Satoshi Kuroda, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery, University of Toyama, Faculty of Medicine
  • Shun Kosaka, M.D., FACC, Departmentof Cardiology, Keio University, School of Medicine
  • Yoshihiko Saito, M.D., Ph.D., Prophessor and Cairman.First Department of Internal Medicine, Nara Medical University
  • Kazuhiro Tsumura, M.D., MPH, Director, Canter for Diabetes and Endcrinology, Kawasaki Municipal Kawasaki Hospital
  • Yuji Naito, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
  • Masao Yoshizumi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology and Medicine, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
  • Mamoru Watanabe, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Last updated 08/09/18