Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

4-2000

Publication Source

Journal of Adult Development

Volume

7

Issue

2

Start Page

101

Last Page

111

DOI

10.1023/A:1009527823829

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in the Journal of Adult Development. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009527823829

Keywords

cardiovascular disease, elders, hypertension, smoking, lipids, exercise, obesity

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Date Posted: 02 November 2018

This document has been peer reviewed.