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Chapter 1.4 ­ The risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Risk describes the probability that a particular event will happen.

The bigger the sample, the more significant the results are.

Longitudinal studies follow the same group of individuals over many years, so there results are more
meaningful.

When looking at a…

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Diuretics ­ Increases volume Beta blockers ­ Blocks the response
of urine produced, getting rid of the heart to hormones such as
of excess fluids and salts. This adrenaline which speed up the heart
reduces the blood volume so rate and blood pressure, so the heart
the blood pressure falls.…

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