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The Framingham Study has had a profound impact on establishing the risk factor concept, with its implications for the prevention of coronary heart disease. Dr. Dawber, the first medical director of the study, has rendered a great service in writing a highly readable book that assembles for the first time in one place, the essence of the results from this investigation. Framingham has provided answers to many questions, but documentation has often been difficult to find among the large array of publications. All this will now be much easier. The relations between the major risk factors (blood pressure, lipids, obesity,
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The Framingham Study. The Epidemiology of Atherosclerotic Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:286. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-286_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(2):286.
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