The Framingham Study: historical insight on the impact of cardiovascular risk factors in men versus women.

@article{Kannel2002TheFS,
  title={The Framingham Study: historical insight on the impact of cardiovascular risk factors in men versus women.},
  author={William Bernard Kannel},
  journal={The journal of gender-specific medicine : JGSM : the official journal of the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={27-37}
}
The Framingham Study has investigated the evolution of cardiovascular disease (CVD) over five decades in a general population sample of men and women. This study has provided valuable insight into the prevalence, incidence, prognosis, and predisposing risk factors for CVD in women compared to men. Women were found to outlive men and to experience fewer atherosclerotic CVD events, lagging behind men in incidence by 10-20 years. However, this gap in incidence closed with advancing age and in the… CONTINUE READING
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