Dozens of health research clinics to open in Scotland

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Dozens of health research clinics to open in Scotland

The UK’s largest health research programme is set to open dozens of mobile clinics across Scotland.

The Our Future Health project aims to transform the prevention, detection and treatment of conditions such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

It will offer about 276,500 appointments across 45 clinic locations over the next year.

The first Scottish clinics will be at Boots stores in Ayr, Dunfermline, East Kilbride, Glasgow Fort, Greenock, Irvine, Kirkcaldy and The Gyle in Edinburgh.

More clinics will open in the coming months.

About one and a half million volunteers have already signed up across the UK.

At their clinic appointment, the volunteers will give a blood sample and physical measurements will be taken.

They will be offered information about their health, including their blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

In the future, volunteers will also be given the option to receive feedback about their risk of some diseases and have the opportunity to take part in research studies.

It has been estimated that by 2043, two thirds of the increased burden of disease in Scotland will be due to increases in cancers, cardiovascular disease, and neurological conditions.

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