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Cardiovascular disease and the female disadvantage

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Age-standardised rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are substantially higher in men than women. This explains why CVD has traditionally been seen as a “man’s problem”. However, CVD is the leading cause of death in women, worldwide, and is one of the most common causes of disability-adjusted life-years lost. In general, this is under-recognised and, in several ways, women are disadvantaged in terms of CVD. Both in primary and secondary prevention, there is evidence that women are un...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.3390/ijerph16071165

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Women’s & Reproductive Health
Sub department:
Women's & Reproductive Health
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Womens & Reproductive Health
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Publisher:
MDPI
Journal:
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
7
Pages:
1165-1165
Publication date:
2019-04-01
Acceptance date:
2019-03-26
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EISSN:
1660-4601
ISSN:
1661-7827
Language:
English
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pubs:987530
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uuid:ab0e9845-e83c-459d-8a46-d1ec2d241e29
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pubs:987530
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987530
Deposit date:
2019-04-04

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