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ABSTRACT: . Lyfestiles, health and cardiovascular risk: the results of the study "Rischio & Prevenzione". The substantial agreement of the recommendations aimed to promote the so called "healthy lifestyle habits" dose not coincide to a rebut body of evidences on the transferability of the guidelines into daily conditions of care. The large cohort of ~12.000 patients included in a prospective-observational and experimental study conducted by a country-wide network of 860 Italian General Practitioners, provided the opportunity of testing the yield of the broad spectrum of life habits found across ages (>55 years, sex, regions, on the prognosis for fatal and not fatal events). While documenting and quantifying over the relative short period of time of the study (~ 4 years) the highly significant advantage of each of the components (diet and physical exercise) of the habits, as well as their combination, the study could be the sum as specifically important for two more general reasons: a) it is the general practice based documentation of the public health importance of recommendations in an adult old population; b) the instruments developed and tested to qualify-quantify the risk profiles are specifically praticabile in the busy setting of daily care.
Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca: AIR 30(4):198-207. DOI:10.1702/1007.10958 · 0.40 Impact Factor