Factoring Risks to the Heart

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Science  09 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5741, pp. 1679
DOI: 10.1126/science.1116491

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A Change of Heart. How the Framingham Heart Study Helped Unravel the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease. By Daniel Levy and Susan Brink. Knopf, New York, 2005. 268 pp. $26.95, C$37.95. ISBN 0-375-41275-1.

The authors blend together history, anecdotes, and lessons for reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease drawn from the almost 60 years of a landmark epidemiological study.