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Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2010 Apr;20(3):90-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2010.08.001.

Cardiovascular disease risk factors, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and the Framingham Heart Study.

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  • 1Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes, Framingham, MA 01702, USA.


Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder and an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The Framingham Heart Study is a population-based epidemiologic study that has contributed to our knowledge of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. This review will focus on the contemporary contributions of the Framingham Heart Study to the field of diabetes epidemiology, including data on diabetes trends, genetics, and future advances in population-based studies.

Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.

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