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Cigarette smoking as a risk factor for coronary heart disease in women compared with men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

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BACKGROUND: Prevalence of smoking is increasing in women in some populations and is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Whether smoking confers the same excess risk of coronary heart disease for women as it does for men is unknown. Therefore, we aimed to estimate the effect of smoking on coronary heart disease in women compared with men after accounting for sex differences in other major risk factors. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort stu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Role:
Author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
378
Issue:
9799
Pages:
1297-1305
Publication date:
2011-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:b26c84ef-8be6-4200-a9d3-14609255e7f6
Source identifiers:
435745
Local pid:
pubs:435745

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