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One in three people would rather risk shorter life than take a daily pill, US study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h584 (Published 04 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h584
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

One in three adults would rather risk having a shorter life than take a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), a US online survey has found.

The survey of 1000 US residents aged 30 and over found that about 30% of participants were willing to trade some time at the end of their lives to avoid taking daily medicine for CVD, in results published in Circulation: Cardiovascular …

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