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Change of Heart: Unraveling the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease

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A Change of Heart is a detailed account of the revolutionary Framingham Heart study — which, over the years, has provided conclusive evidence that cardiovascular disease is largely the result of measurable and modifiable risk factors. First begun in 1948, not long after Franklin Delano Roosevelt succumbed to a massive stroke, the study of over 5,000 citizens of Framingham, Massachusetts, changed the course of medical history. The lessons learned in Framingham allow each of us to control our risk of heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Here is a clear-eyed and intriguing assessment of the achievements of this study and of its continuing importance to our health today.

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Takes a close-up look at the Framingham Heart Study, which began in 1948, and the revolutionary information it has provided about cardiovascular disease and its lifestyle component, and explains how by limiting risk factors--fat and alcohol intake, smoking, excess weight, physical inactivity, and stress--and monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol can reduce the ailment. Reprint.

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Daniel Levy, M.D., is the director of the Framingham Heart Study.

Susan Brink is a senior writers for U.S. News & World Report.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Dr. Levy is a cardiologist who specializes in heart disease prevention and is Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He presently serves as the Director of the Framingham Heart Study.

Susan Brink is a senior writer for U.S. News & World Report.

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Table of Contents

A killer of paupers and presidents — The dawn of peace and prosperity--and a deadly lifestyle — Gathering evidence, building on clues — A struggle for identity — The people who changed America's heart : voices from Framingham — The launch of a gold standard — Wresting control from fate : results that changed a culture — A near-death experience — Coming of age in a high-technology world — Blood pressure : more than just a numbers games — The wages of sin — Renegade on the trail of the unknown — The lifestyle revolution — Deadly addiction — Spreading the word — A fifty-year promise under attack — The genetic revolution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307425225
Subtitle:
Unraveling the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Levy, Daniel Md
Author:
Daniel Levy
Author:
Susan Brink
Author:
Levy, Daniel
Author:
Brink, Susan
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Diseases - Heart
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Social Science : Research
Subject:
Diseases - Heart
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Heart Care and Stroke
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060214
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
258

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Anatomy and Physiology
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Heart Care and Stroke
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Professional Medical Reference
History and Social Science » Sociology » Reference and Methodology

Change of Heart: Unraveling the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease
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Product details 258 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307425225 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Takes a close-up look at the Framingham Heart Study, which began in 1948, and the revolutionary information it has provided about cardiovascular disease and its lifestyle component, and explains how by limiting risk factors--fat and alcohol intake, smoking, excess weight, physical inactivity, and stress--and monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol can reduce the ailment. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Daniel Levy, M.D., is the director of the Framingham Heart Study.

Susan Brink is a senior writers for U.S. News & World Report.

From the Hardcover edition.

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