Clinical misconceptions dispelled by epidemiological research.

  title={Clinical misconceptions dispelled by epidemiological research.},
  author={William Bernard Kannel},
  volume={92 11},
The epidemiological approach to investigation of cardiovascular disease was innovated in 1948 by Ancel Keys' Seven Countries Study and T.R. Dawber's Framingham Heart Study. Conducted in representative samples of the general population, these investigations provided an undistorted perception of the clinical spectrum of cardiovascular disease, its incidence and prognosis, the lifestyles and personal attributes that predispose to cardiovascular disease, and clues to pathogenesis. The many insights… CONTINUE READING
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