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Villegas R, Kearney PM, Perry IJ;
2008
June
BMC Public Health
The cumulative effect of core lifestyle behaviours on the prevalence of hypertension and dyslipidemia.
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8
210
Most cardiovascular disease (CVD) occurs in the presence of traditional risk factors, including hypertension and dyslipidemia, and these in turn are influenced by behavioural factors such as diet and lifestyle. Previous research has identified a group at low risk of CVD based on a cluster of inter-related factors: body mass index (BMI) < 25 Kg/m2, moderate exercise, alcohol intake, non-smoking and a favourable dietary pattern. The objective of this study was to determine whether these factors are associated with a reduced prevalence of hypertension and dyslipidemia in an Irish adult population.
1471-2458
10.1186/1471-2458-8-210
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