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Adverse consequences of the 50% misconception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19166702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It is often claimed that only 50% of the incidence of coronary artery disease in the population can be attributed to the standard major risk factors. A careful review of published research demonstrates that 75% to 90% of coronary artery disease incidence in a variety of populations is explained by the standard modifiable risk factors. In conclusion, these data suggest that a more rigorous focus on these conventional risk factors and the lifestyle behaviors that promote them has great potential to reduce the burden of coronary artery disease worldwide.
Authors:
William B Kannel; Ramachandran S Vasan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2008-11-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-26     Completed Date:  2009-02-11     Revised Date:  2013-08-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, MA, USA. billkannel@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Coronary Disease / etiology*,  prevention & control
Female
Humans
Life Style
Male
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Risk Reduction Behavior
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
2-K24-HL04334/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; K24 HL004334/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; N01 HC025195/HC/NHLBI NIH HHS; N01-HC-25195/HC/NHLBI NIH HHS; N01HC25195/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
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