The etiology of coronary heart disease and stroke has been known
for decades to be multifactorial – an increasing risk of both CHD
and stroke has been shown to have a graded continuous relationship
with rising BP and total cholesterol across the whole BP and
cholesterol ranges. The coexistance of other risk factors, such as
smoking, obesity and age, has been shown to result in a
dramatically increased risk. Alongside the numerous risk factors... more...