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Food plan needed to reduce deaths from heart disease in Britain

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7168.1274 (Published 07 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1274
  1. Jenny Bryan
  1. London

    Demands for a national strategy to reduce coronary disease in Britain's poor population, made last week by the National Heart Forum, are to test further the government's commitment to tackling health inequalities.

    Speaking at the launch of a comprehensive review of the link between heart disease and poverty, Sir Alexander Macara, chairman of the forum, called on the government to provide a strong policy lead on inequalities, with action at Cabinet and not just Department of Health level. …

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