Association of body size and muscle strength with incidence of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases: a population-based cohort study of one million Swedish men.

@article{Silventoinen2009AssociationOB,
  title={Association of body size and muscle strength with incidence of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases: a population-based cohort study of one million Swedish men.},
  author={Karri Silventoinen and Patrik K. E. Magnusson and Per Tynelius and George David Batty and Finn N. Rasmussen},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={110-8}
}
BACKGROUND Muscle strength and body size may be associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke risk. However, perhaps because of a low number of cases, existing evidence is inconsistent. METHODS Height, weight, systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), elbow flexion, hand grip and knee extension strength were measured in young adulthood in 1 145 467 Swedish men born between 1951 and 1976. Information on own and parental social position was derived from censuses. During the… CONTINUE READING
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