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Key DiscoveryLow Education is Linked to Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Jun 7, 2019

In a study conducted around the globe, HLI principal investigator Dr. Scott Lear and co-authors found that low education was strongly associated with increased risk of major cardiovascular disease and higher case fatality rate. This large-scale study included 150,000 patients from urban and rural communities in 20 low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries.

This work was published in The Lancet Global Health and implicates improved education and access to effective health care as strategies to better cardiovascular disease outcomes. The study was also featured in CTV News.