Education, lifestyle factors and mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer. A 25-year follow-up of Swedish 50-year-old men.

@article{Kilander2001EducationLF,
  title={Education, lifestyle factors and mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer. A 25-year follow-up of Swedish 50-year-old men.},
  author={Lena Kilander and Lenard Berglund and Merike Boberg and Bengt O H Vessby and Hans 0. Lithell},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={1119-26}
}
BACKGROUND There is a well-established inverse relation between education and mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer. The reasons for this are still in part unclear. We aimed to investigate whether differences in traditional vascular risk factors, adult height, physical activity, and biomarkers of fatty acid and antioxidant intake, could explain this association. METHODS In all, 2301 50-year-old men in Uppsala, Sweden (82% of the background population) were examined with regard to… CONTINUE READING

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