Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease


Staying in education is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

The findings provide the strongest evidence to date that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a substantial amount, say the authors.

Many studies have found that people who spend more time in education have a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease. However, this association may be due to confounding from other factors, such as diet or physical activity.