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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Antonio Capurso
  • Gaetano Crepaldi
  • Cristiano Capurso
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Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the Western countries: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.7 million people died from CVDs in 2015, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million are due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million to stroke.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Capurso
    • 1
  • Gaetano Crepaldi
    • 2
  • Cristiano Capurso
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineSchool of Medicine, University of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical ScienceCNR Neuroscience InstitutePadovaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Medical and Surgical SciencesSchool of Medicine, University of FoggiaFoggiaItaly

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