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Publication of a book that lays a foundation for cardiovascular risk factor intervention comes at a key time in the war against cardiovascular disease. Reduction of cardiovascular risk factors has been cited as the cause for the 20% to 30% decline in cardiovascular mortality in the last 10 years in the United States. Furthermore, renewed support for the cholesterol hypothesis has been provided by results from the Lipid Research Clinic Coronary Primary Prevention Trial, which showed that correction of hypercholesterolemia was associated with a reduction in cardiovascular mortality. Kaplan and Stamler's text provides a thorough and remarkably unbiased documentation of
Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease: Practical Management of the Risk Factors.. Ann Intern Med. ;101:155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-1-155_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(1):155.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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