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Health Risk Prediction Claims Unfounded

30/11/2009

Rambling around the research abstracts, I come upon this:

The JAMA reports a paper (Tzoulaki et al 2009; 302(21):2345-2352) showing that most of those measures – waist to hip ratios or weekly alcohol consumption – that have been used to assess risk of cardiovascular diseases are flawed and the research they are based on is inappropriate to the task and not better than the standard Framingham Risk Score method.

Not very reassuring to know that these rules of thumb for general practice  are based on flawed premises.

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