Can a decline in the population means of cardiovascular risk factors reduce the number of people at risk?

@article{Laaser2001CanAD,
  title={Can a decline in the population means of cardiovascular risk factors reduce the number of people at risk?},
  author={Ulrich T Laaser and Juergen Breckenkamp and Andreas Ullrich and Barbara H Hoffmann},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={179-84}
}
OBJECTIVE To prove the possibility of shifting distribution of cardiovascular risk factors for a whole population over time and thereby to influence the prevalence of the corresponding disease states, according to the theory stated by Geoffrey Rose in 1985. DESIGN Examination of standardised data from the German Cardiovascular Prevention Study (GCP), a seven year long, population-based, multicentre intervention trial, concerned with decreasing risk factors for cardiovascular disease… CONTINUE READING

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