Lifestyle and CVD risk

Eating is essential for life, while lifestyle and diet are a choice. And diet and lifestyle are strongly influenced by the culture, by time and place: how much you work, what you drink or whether you smoke. Or whether you live in a flat country like The Netherlands or a hilly area like Crete.

The lifestyle factors investigated in the Seven Countries Study were those that could be measured in all cohorts. Some of the lifestyle findings were a surprize.

List of findings on lifestyle and cardiovascular disease

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Country Trends

Explore the graphs with trends in CVD risk factors across time and cultures.

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