From January 01, 2011 to January 31, 2011
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and therefore strategies that aim to improve prevention in people without existing disease (primary prevention) are important for managing the overall burden of disease. This edition of The Cochrane Library adds to the evidence-base in this area with publication of two Cochrane Reviews on such preventive strategies: multiple risk factor interventions for primary prevention of coronary heart disease, and statins for the primary prevention of CVD...
Vitamin A deficiency is associated with excess mortality and morbidity and has been the subject of several systematic reviews. A new Cochrane Review published in December 2010 on vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children aged 6 months to 5 years concludes that vitamin A supplementation is effective in reducing the risk of all-cause mortality by 24% compared with no treatment...