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 Interviews with Nutritional Experts: Improving the Health of the Public: Part I  
 
Interview with Dr. Charles Hennekens
   as interviewed by Richard A. Passwater PhD

STRONGEST RISK FACTORS:

    GENDER

    AGE

    CURRENT CIGARETTE SMOKING

    ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL

    HYPERTENSION

OTHER DEMONSTRATED RISK FACTORS:

    SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE

    OBESITY

    DIABETES

PREVENTIVE AGENTS:

    POSTMENOPAUSAL HORMONES

    MILD TO MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

    LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN IN MEN

POSSIBLE BUT UNPROVEN:

    LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN IN WOMEN

    ANTIOXIDANT VITAMINS

REFERENCES:

    1. Hennekens CH, Buring JE. Epidemiology in Medicine . Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1987.

    2. Willett W. Nutritional Epidemiology . New York: Oxford University Press; 1990.

    3. The Steering Committee of the Physicians' Health Study Research Group. Final report on the aspirin component of the ongoing Physicians' Health Study. N Engl J Med 1989; 321:129-35.

    4. Gaziano JM, Manson JE, Ridker PM, Buring JE, Hennekens CH. Beta-carotene therapy for chronic stable angina. Circulation 82(4, Supplement III)1990: III-202.

    5. Buring JE, Hennekens CH for the Women's Health Study Research Group. The Women's Health Study: Summary of the study design. J Myocardial Ischemia 1992; 4:27-29.

    6. Buring JE, Hennekens CH for the Women's Health Study Research Group. The Women's Health Study: Rationale and background. J Myocardial Ischemia 1992; 4:30-40.

    7. Manson JE, Tosteson H, Ridker PM, Satterfield S, Hebert P, O'Connor GT, Buring JE, Hennekens CH. The primary prevention of myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med, 1992; 326:1406-16.

    8. Gaziano JM, Manson JE, Branch LG, LaMotte F, Colditz GA, Buring JE, Hennekens CH. Dietary beta-carotene and decreased cardiovascular morality in an elderly cohort. J Am Coll Cardio (abstract) 1992; Vol.(3 Suppl. A) 377A.

    9. Gaziano JM, Manson JE, Buring JE, Hennekens CH. Dietary antioxidants and cardiovascular disease. Ann NY Acad Sci 1993; 249-59.

    10. Stampfer MJ, Hennekens CH, Manson JE, Colditz GA, Rosner B, Willett WC. Vitamin E consumption and the risk of coronary disease in women. NEJM 1993; 328:1444-49.

    11. Rimm EB, Stampfer MJ, Ascherio A, Giovannucci E, Colditz GA, Willett, WC. Vitamin E consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease in men. NEJM 1993; 328:1450-56.

All rights, including electronic and print media, to this article are copyrighted to © Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D. and Whole Foods magazine (WFC Inc.).

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Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D. has been a research biochemist since 1959. His first areas of research was in the development of pharmaceuticals and analytical chemistry. His laboratory research led to his discovery of......moreRichard Passwater PhD
 
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