Risk factors that attenuate the female coronary disease advantage.

  title={Risk factors that attenuate the female coronary disease advantage.},
  author={William Bernard Kannel and Peter W. F. Wilson},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={155 1},
OBJECTIVE To compare the coronary disease experience of men and women in a community setting. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS Long-term follow-up of a population-based sample of 5209 men and women. RESULTS Women outlive men and experience fewer cardiovascular events. By middle age, women lag 20 years behind men in the incidence of myocardial infarction, but the gap closes in the elderly, when cardiovascular disease becomes the leading cause of death in women as well… CONTINUE READING


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