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Thursday, November 2, 2006

The hearts of Framingham


Andre Picard, a writer at Toronto's Globe and Mail, advances this proposition -- that the Framingham Heart Study was "arguably the most influential medical research project ever undertaken."

Picard says that in the time the study has been under way heart disease and stroke deaths have dropped by by 60 per cent, "in no small part because of what has been learned."

He argues in a "Second Opinion" column that Canada should undertake its own study to complement and expand on the Framingham study.

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