Changing cardiovascular risk in middle-aged males - a cohort study

J. Tangney, D. B. Brown, G. J. Brown, Gordon James Prescott

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Abstract

Cardiovascular risk scores improved in a cohort of 500 males aged 20 to 50 years over a nine-year period. The major component of the risk improvement was a reduction in smoking habits. A disappointing finding is the increased number of obese subjects and those not participating in regular exercise. Altering these trends must now be a priority for all health professionals. The effects of community-based and primary care health promotion are likely to be synergistic with those of national mass media campaigns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-745
Number of pages2
JournalThe British Journal of General Practice
Volume52
Issue number482
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • cardiovascular risk factors
  • smoking
  • obesity
  • exercise
  • MONICA PROJECT
  • POPULATIONS

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Changing cardiovascular risk in middle-aged males - a cohort study. / Tangney, J.; Brown, D. B.; Brown, G. J.; Prescott, Gordon James.

In: The British Journal of General Practice, Vol. 52, No. 482, 2002, p. 743-745.

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Tangney, J. ; Brown, D. B. ; Brown, G. J. ; Prescott, Gordon James. / Changing cardiovascular risk in middle-aged males - a cohort study. In: The British Journal of General Practice. 2002 ; Vol. 52, No. 482. pp. 743-745.
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