Journal article

Unhealthy habits persist: The ongoing presence of modifiable risk factors for disease in women

Cassandra Szoeke, Christa Dang, Philippe Lehert, Martha Hickey, Meg E Morris, Lorraine Dennerstein, Stephen Campbell

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Vascular disease remains a leading cause of death. There are several vascular risk factors identified that can mitigate development of disease in ageing. We examine reported rates of modifiable risk factors in women responding to an online health questionnaire advertised by popular media. METHODS: A sample of 26 620 women aged over 18 was examined in 2015 with a cross-sectional health questionnaire. The questionnaire included self-reported health, mood, lifestyle and vascular risk factors. RESULTS: There remains high rates of modifiable risk factors present in women. The vast majority of women (80%) reported not eating enough fruit and vegetables. Compared to the guidelines for h..

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