Cardiovascular Disease in Elders

Is It Inevitable?

Barbara Riegel, Jill Bennett

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death and disability in America. The burden of cardiovascular disease is higher in elders than in younger populations, presumably because of life-long exposure to risk factors such as hypertension, smoking, abnormal blood lipids, lack of exercise, and/or obesity. Many assume that it is too late to attempt to modify risk factors in elders because behavior is so difficult to change. The purpose of this article is to argue that cardiovascular risk factor modification is effective in elders and should be vigorously pursued for the good of individuals, families, communities, and societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-111
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Adult Development
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Elders
  • Exercise
  • Hypertension
  • Lipids
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Cardiovascular Disease in Elders : Is It Inevitable? / Riegel, Barbara; Bennett, Jill.

In: Journal of Adult Development, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2000, p. 101-111.

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Riegel, B & Bennett, J 2000, 'Cardiovascular Disease in Elders: Is It Inevitable?', Journal of Adult Development, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 101-111.
Riegel, Barbara ; Bennett, Jill. / Cardiovascular Disease in Elders : Is It Inevitable?. In: Journal of Adult Development. 2000 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 101-111.
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