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U.S. News & World Report (in a HealthDay story) featured a study by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School that found the average number of cardiovascular risk factors decreased among both men and women over the past 20 years. “We used to think men had a higher cardiovascular risk than women, but now we see everybody has gotten better. Cardiovascular risk has improved and that’s a big plus,” Crimmins said. Since treatment has become more effective, Crimmins recommends lifestyle changes for older adults to reduce risk even more.

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