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Reduced blood pressure and cholesterol are main factors in fall in deaths from coronary heart disease

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h415 (Published 23 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h415
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol concentrations accounted for almost two thirds of the 34% fall in numbers of deaths from coronary heart disease in England from 2000 to 2007, a modelling study indicates.1

The researchers used data from controlled trials, meta-analyses, national surveys, and official statistics for all adults in England aged over 25 years to assess how much preventive treatments and population-wide changes in blood pressure and cholesterol contributed to the prevention or delay of deaths from coronary heart disease …

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