Epidemiological studies of CHD and the evolution of preventive cardiology

  title={Epidemiological studies of CHD and the evolution of preventive cardiology},
  author={Nathan D. Wong},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
  • N. Wong
  • Published 1 May 2014
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Cardiology
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) cause nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide. Coronary heart disease (CHD) accounts for the greatest proportion of CVDs, and risk factors such as hypertension, cigarette smoking, diabetes mellitus or elevated glucose level, elevated cholesterol levels, and obesity or being overweight are the top six causes of death globally. Ecological and population-based longitudinal studies, conducted globally or within individual countries, have established the role of… 
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