Changing cardiovascular risk in middle-aged males - a cohort study

J. Tangney, D. B. Brown, G. J. Brown, Gordon James Prescott

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Cardiovascular risk scores improved in a cohort of 500 males aged 20 to 50 years over a nine-year period. The major component of the risk improvement was a reduction in smoking habits. A disappointing finding is the increased number of obese subjects and those not participating in regular exercise. Altering these trends must now be a priority for all health professionals. The effects of community-based and primary care health promotion are likely to be synergistic with those of national mass media campaigns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-745
Number of pages2
JournalThe British Journal of General Practice
Issue number482
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • cardiovascular risk factors
  • smoking
  • obesity
  • exercise


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