Red cell distribution width is associated with physical inactivity and heart failure, independent of established risk factors, inflammation or iron metabolism; the EPIC-Norfolk study.

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AIMS Red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with increased risk of heart failure (HF). We examined in a healthy population (1) whether this association is independent of cardiovascular risk factors and iron metabolism and (2) whether RDW associates with physical activity. METHODS AND RESULTS Hazard ratios (HRs, highest quartile versus lowest… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.05.002

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@article{Emans2013RedCD, title={Red cell distribution width is associated with physical inactivity and heart failure, independent of established risk factors, inflammation or iron metabolism; the EPIC-Norfolk study.}, author={Mireille E. Emans and Carlo A. J. M. Gaillard and Roman Pfister and Michael W T Tanck and S. Matthijs Boekholdt and Nicholas J Wareham and Kay-Tee Khaw}, journal={International journal of cardiology}, year={2013}, volume={168 4}, pages={3550-5} }