White blood cell count and cardiovascular disease. Insights from the Framingham Study.

@article{Kannel1992WhiteBC,
  title={White blood cell count and cardiovascular disease. Insights from the Framingham Study.},
  author={William Bernard Kannel and Karen M. Anderson and Peter W. F. Wilson},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1992},
  volume={267 9},
  pages={1253-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation of white blood cell (WBC) count to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, and cardiac failure. Traditional CVD risk factors, hematocrit, and vital capacity were considered. DESIGN Prospective cohort analysis with one baseline examination of relevant risk factors and 12 years of follow-up for CVD. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS A community-based sample (Farmingham Offspring Study) of… CONTINUE READING
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