Japanese Scientists Using New Technology Have Learned To Predict The Development Of Diseases
Japanese experts from the universities of Hirosaki and Kyoto created a technology that allowed them to use artificial intelligence to learn how to predict the possible appearance of certain diseases in people in the future, depending on their health status, according to the Kyodo Agency.
The system developed by them is based on the use of data from medical examinations of more than 20 thousand people, which were conducted among residents of Northern Aomori Prefecture since 2005. In addition to body parameters, scientists conducted genetic tests, made surveys about lifestyle, habits, and regular physical activity.
During the study, for each disease, specialists identified a control group and a group of people who could potentially be at risk of getting sick in the future. In the course of comparative analysis, they determined whether certain parameters actually lead to the development of diseases. For example, the research team was able to predict the likelihood of diabetes depending on blood sugar, muscle mass in the legs, and the amount of body fat. All this information was entered into the computer for processing with the application of artificial intelligence.
"We managed to make correct forecasts for the next three years. If we can predict the risk of developing the disease, then we can also try to prevent it by changing lifestyle or other preventive methods," said Yasushi Okuno, a Professor at Kyoto University.
Created by Japanese experts, the program allows you to anticipate the possible development of hypertension, dementia, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and other ailments. In order to get an individual forecast, it is enough to enter about 20 parameters of the body's health status into the program, which are detected during a medical examination.