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A Series of Unhealthy Developments The Multiple Facets of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in China ∗

23 Aug 2016

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide (1). In the 2012 World Health Assembly, all member states of the United Nations committed to reducing premature cardiovascular mortality by 25% by 2025 (2). China has the biggest population in the world and approximately 230 million Chinese have CVD, which is equivalent to the total populations of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Mexico combined (3). Addressing the CVD burden in China is imperative to reduce global cardiovascular mortality.

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