Impact of CVD Risk Factors Higher in Women and Blacks, Study

August 12, 2014 11:21 AM

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Researchers have found that the impact of major cardiovascular risk factors combined is higher in women than in men and in blacks than in whites.

In the study, led by the American Heart Association, researchers looked at the population attributable risk (PAR) changes in five major modifiable cardiovascular risk factors that included high cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.

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