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Harvard: Three Public Health Interventions Could Prevent 94 Million Premature Deaths

A worldwide effort to lower people’s blood pressure, cut their sodium intake, and eliminate trans fat from their diet could dramatically reduce the incidence of premature death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) over a quarter century, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“Focusing our resources on the combination of these three interventions can have a huge potential impact on cardiovascular health through 2040,” said lead author Dr. Goodarz Danaei, associate professor of global health at Harvard Chan School.

The study was published online June 10, 2019 in the journal Circulation.

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