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The Million Veteran Program is a national research project learning how genes and military experiences and exposures affect health and illness.
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Rosalie Liotta and Cathy Adkins enrolled in VA’s MVP, which learns how genes, lifestyle, and military exposures affect the health of former service members.
Combat Veterans and former professional athletes are coming together virtually for exercise and peer support through Merging Vets and Players.
A large study that included data on more than 150,000 Veterans finds that risk of coronary artery disease—a form of heart disease—rises based on the rate of fried food consumption.
VA is in the forefront of genomic research, aimed at improving Veterans’ health care, and this area is expanding. Do Veterans want to see their genetic results? This study wants to find out.
Research using MVP data is already underway with several studies, including efforts focused on understanding the genetics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), diabetes, heart disease, suicide prevention and other topics.
The Million Veteran Program is research that hopes to understand how genes affect health. The largest database of its kind in the world, it will answer important questions affecting Veterans’ health.
Edwin Callahan volunteered to participate in the VA Million Veteran Program because genetics is a next frontier in medicine that will serve those who have served us, our Veterans.
VA researchers recently identified three genetic mutations that govern cholesterol levels, which could lead to new drugs to treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
VA is partnering with Veterans to build the world’s largest […]
The national research project began in 2011 and currently is the largest genomic database in the world with nearly 600,000 Veteran volunteers nationwide.
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Last updated May 16, 2017
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