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UK lags behind in fight against heart disease

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7193.1229 (Published 08 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1229
  1. Benjamin Hope
  1. London

    Coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom, is now sufficiently understood that developed countries have been successful in bringing down mortality and morbidity. But, warns a new report by the National Heart Forum, efforts to fight the disease in Britain lag behind several comparable countries—for example, the United States and Australia, and only an unprecedented programme of public health measures will allow the population to benefit from what has …

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