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Commentary
December 10/24, 2001

The Real Contribution of the Major Risk Factors to the Coronary EpidemicsTime to End the "Only-50%" Myth

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(22):2657-2660. doi:10.1001/archinte.161.22.2657

The prevention and control of coronary heart disease (CHD) remains one of the world's great public health challenges. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of premature death and disability among developed countries, despite impressive declines in CHD death rates among many of those countries during the past 3 decades.14 Coronary heart disease is projected to become the leading cause of death among developing nations by 2020.5

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