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Cardiovascular and death risks are lower if parents live longer, show UK data

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4537 (Published 17 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4537
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Middle aged people whose parents lived beyond age 70 have a lower all cause mortality rate and lower risk of a wide range of cardiovascular conditions than people whose parents died younger, data from the UK Biobank have shown.

The analysis, reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,1 included 186 151 non-adopted people whose parents were deceased, who volunteered to take part in the UK Biobank, which collects data on a wide range of health …

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