Type A behavior pattern and coronary heart disease: Philip Morris's "crown jewel".

@article{Petticrew2012TypeAB,
  title={Type A behavior pattern and coronary heart disease: Philip Morris's "crown jewel".},
  author={Mark Petticrew and Kelley Lee and Martin McKee},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 11},
  pages={2018-25}
}
The type A behavior pattern (TABP) was described in the 1950s by cardiologists Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman, who argued that TABP was an important risk factor for coronary heart disease. This theory was supported by positive findings from the Western Collaborative Group Study and the Framingham Study. We analyzed tobacco industry documents to show that the tobacco industry was a major funder of TABP research, with selected results used to counter concerns regarding tobacco and health. Our… CONTINUE READING

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