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Modifiable causes of premature death in middle-age in Western Europe: results from the EPIC cohort study

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Background

Life expectancy is increasing in Europe, yet a substantial proportion of adults still die prematurely before the age of 70 years. We sought to estimate the joint and relative contributions of tobacco smoking, hypertension, obesity, physical inactivity, alcohol and poor diet towards risk of premature death.

Methods

We analysed data from 264,906 European adults from the EPIC prospective cohort study, aged between 40 and 70 years at the time of recruitment....

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12916-016-0630-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Muller, DC More by this author
Johansson, M More by this author
Ferrari, P More by this author
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French Social Affairs and Health Ministry, More from this funder
Cancer Council Australia More from this funder
National Institute of Health Research More from this funder
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International Agency for Research on Cancer More from this funder
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medicine Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
87
Publication date:
2016-06-05
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ISSN:
1741-7015
URN:
uuid:7f352a5c-c90c-4eac-a8e6-d074f23f7aad
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632139
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pubs:632139

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