Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Framingham Heart study

The Framingham Heart study started in 1948 and continues today. This is one of the classic studies forming a base for  understanding  the benefits of controlling known heart disease risk factors and preserving our good health.
 The initial study started with 5,209 men and women between the ages of 30 and 62 and have followed exams and known cardiovascular risk factors on a regular basis. They are now following the 3rd. generation of these original participants.  The cardiovascular risk evaluator charts that we used a few days ago are just one of the benefits of this on going research,
I suggest that you click on the link below and go to their home page.  I enjoyed the history  and risk score profile sections .

http://www.framinghamheartstudy.org/index.html

The answer to question #2 .
 What 3 letter word best describes our  greatest risk ?                  age


Have Fun , Be Smart and live a healthy life style and enjoy the freedom of getting a little older.
David Calder,MD

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