Tracking social and biological experiences: the social etiology of cardiovascular disease.

  title={Tracking social and biological experiences: the social etiology of cardiovascular disease.},
  author={L. Berkman},
  volume={111 23},
  • L. Berkman
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Circulation
  • The social gradient in cardiovascular disease (CVD) is well known. There are literally scores of studies showing that men and women who are socially disadvantaged are at increased risk of developing CVD and have a worse prognosis once they develop the disease.1 During the last 40 years, in most industrialized countries, a clear pattern has emerged showing that each increase in socioeconomic position confers a decreased risk in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Men between the ages of 25… CONTINUE READING
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