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To determine whether or not the lower rate of coronary disease in France, in comparison with Sweden, might be explained by different cardiovascular risk profiles, a cross-sectional analysis (first step of a longitudinal study) of comparable samples of automotive workers was carried out in corporate occupational health clinics of Renault and Volvo.(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the reactivity of the nasal mucosa of patients with pollen allergy compared to healthy controls, when challenged with histamine outside the pollen season. Assessments were made with symptom score, acoustic rhinometry, nasal peak expiratory and inspiratory flow (NPEF and NPIF) and rhinomanometry in order to find the(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the coronary risk profiles in a sample of the French and Swedish automotive industry employees who were married/cohabitant, divorced or single (never married). DESIGN A cross-sectional study comparison from biological and questionnaire data between the French and Swedish samples. SETTING Occupational health departments at Renault(More)
The associations between life events, mood, mental strain and cardiovascular risk factors were investigated in the Renault/Volvo Coeur Study. About 1,000 men, blue-collar and white-collar workers, were asked by means of interview-administered questionnaires about life events experienced during the year preceding the screening, about mood and mental strain(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We attempted to detect a group-specific north-south difference in carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), a marker of subsequent cardiovascular complication, by means of a case (high risk)-control (low risk) study in French and Swedish men. METHODS The selection of high-risk and low-risk subjects was performed within the lower(More)
To determine whether or not the lower rate of coronary disease in France, in comparison with Sweden, might be explained by different cardiovascular risk profiles, a cross-sectional analysis (first step of a longitudinal study) of comparable samples of automotive workers was carried out in corporate occupational health clinics of Renault and Volvo.(More)