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Health promotion in general practice

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:852
  1. Paul Pharoah,
  2. Simon Sanderson
  1. Cambridge Health Authority, Cambridge CB1 5EF.

    Health promotion contributes to the battle against heart disease

    Editor,--The two recent papers on the effectiveness of health checks in primary care report modest reductions in cardiovascular risk factors.1 2 If the results are applied to the whole population a sustained 1 mm Hg reduction in mean diastolic blood pressure would reduce deaths …

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