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Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease 

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
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Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Author(s):

Annika Rosengren

, Joep Perk

, and Jean Dallongeville

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.012
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date: 22 August 2019

The global increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) during the 20th century is partially explained by an increasing proportion of older adults in the population, but also by changes in work conditions, transport, diet, and social networks, all of which have a direct impact on risk factors for CVD. Although the mortality rate is falling markedly in some European countries, it is increasing in others and CVD is expected to remain the leading cause of premature death in Europe in the coming decades....

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