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A randomized trial using controls tested whether psycho-social rehabilitation of acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients would improve significantly their return to work rate and assessed the importance of various psychological, social, occupational, socio-demographic, and medical factors in facilitating or impeding rapid return to work. Eighty-nine(More)
Several prospective studies have suggested that moderate alcohol consumption may offer protection against total and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. These studies have been criticized for failing to control for changes in drinking and the influence of comorbidity on consumption decisions. In the present study, we examined whether rates of death from(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to examine the stability of body habitus over 15 years in Boston area adult males enrolled in the Normative Aging Study (NAS) and to examine stability as a function of initial leanness or obesity, age and reported body habitus at age 18. DESIGN Prospective observational study of anthropometric/clinical measures initiated in(More)
The Normative Aging Study (NAS) recruited 2280 Boston area healthy males aged 21 to 80 in 1961 through 1970. Clinical exams have continued at 3- to 5-year intervals. Obesity was not an exclusion criterion. Stability in weight and body habitus among 867 adult participants in the NAS was evaluated at 5- and 15-year follow-ups. At study entry, age was linearly(More)
Fluctuations in weight/fatness are compared in a longitudinal study of male participants aged 40-80 years from the Normative Aging Study (NAS) at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Boston. The incidence and prevalence of repetitive weight changes and factors associated with stability in body habitus are examined. The contributions of secular(More)
BACKGROUND: Overweight and/or excessive weight gain, as well as changes in central fat deposition, have been implicated in increased incidence of coronary disease and type 2 diabetes.OBJECTIVE: We related adiposity (BMI, kg/m2, and waist circumference, WC, cm) to biochemical risk factors (cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose concentrations) for(More)
The ubiquitous white blood cell count (WBC) has rarely been analyzed as a predictor of future mortality. We examined WBC measured in prospective examinations of 2011 initially healthy men in the Normative Aging Study (mean age 47.5), followed for an average of 13.6 years with 27,402 man-years of observation. Between 1970 and 1987, 183 participants died.(More)
The Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study (VANAS) is an ongoing study of a cohort of 2,280 men assembled between 1963-1968 and followed to the present time. Among this cohort of men, urinary symptoms were found to be strongly predictive of surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and this risk varied by age. Nocturia (OR 1.8) and hesitancy(More)
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