The Framingham Heart Study

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Posted by Jack ( on September 19, 2000 at 07:36:23:

In Reply to: $$$$ posted by Miguel on September 18, 2000 at 13:05:05:

is the Mother of all emprical studies and, in fact, is the source of most, if not all, the data and analysis we hear regarding heart disease.

When we read things like " moderate exercise decreases the risk of mycardial infarction in males 50 and above by ....", or "reducing serum cholesterol by 25% results in a reduced risk of a cardiovascular event ( how's that for a euphimism )by 20%....." someone is quoting results of the Framingham Heart Study which has been going on for a long time now.

I have no other intimate knowledge of the study other than when I drive to Boston on business and pass through Framingham :-)

I know there are folks out there dying to study us - we just haven't found them yet. I have always thought that the TRUE value of OUCH was that it could serve as a ready to go database of sufferers that we could hand over to someone for study.


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