INTERHEART Study

Nine modifiable risk factors: abdominal obesity, lipids, fruits and vegetables, alcohol, all psychosocial, diabetes, lack of exercise, hypertension, smoking Nine modifiable risk factors: abdominal obesity, lipids, fruits and vegetables, alcohol, all psychosocial, diabetes, lack of exercise, hypertension, smoking

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Nine modifiable risk factors account for 90% of the risk for an MI; elevated lipids have the greatest impact1,*

INTERHEART: a case control study designed to assess the importance of 9 modifiable risk factors on MI in 52 countries. 15,152 cases and 14,820 controls were enrolled. Data above is based on population attributable risk data in men and women, adjusted for all risk factors.1

*Irregular consumption of fruits and vegetables. Population Attributable Risk indicates the number or proportion of cases that would not occur in a population if the risk factor were eliminated.2

A model-dependent index combining positive exposure to depression, perceived stress at home or work (general stress), low focus of control, and major life events, all referenced against non-exposure for all 5 factors.1

ApoB/ApoA1 ratio.1

MI = myocardial infarction.