Heart mortality trends reversing in younger women

June 2008
Cardiology Today;Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p48
The article discusses the increase in coronary artery disease (CHD) mortality in younger women. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Liverpool in Great Britain conducted an examination of all deaths in England and Wales between 1931 and 2005, the results of which suggested that contributors to the trend were higher levels of smoking, increased obesity and sedentary lifestyle. More than 100,000 deaths yearly in Great Britain are caused by CHD, which is also the most common cause of death in the U.S.


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