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Risk mongering

Cardiovascular disease and stroke account for roughly 50% of all deaths.

Public health luminaries have now poured over reams of data and super-meta-analyses to provide the following insight, according to theheart.org:

“This isn’t necessarily news, but this is a new way to look at it that I hope will grab people’s attention more,” he said. “If I can tell you that, sure your 10-year risk may be low, but based on your profile right now, your lifetime risk might be 50% or more of having a major heart attack or stroke before you die. . . . I hope that’s a little more of a motivating message.”

God forbid funding for the NIH be reduced!…What would we do without this kind of advice?

 

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