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Use of plant stanol ester margarine among persons with and without cardiovascular disease: Early phases of the adoption of a functional food in Finland

Meri Simojoki1, Riitta Luoto2*, Antti Uutela1, Hannu Rita3, John D Boice45, Joseph K McLaughlin4 and Pekka Puska1

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1 Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

2 The UKK Institute for Health Promotion, Tampere, Finland

3 Department of Forest Resource Management, University of Helsinki, Finland

4 International Epidemiology Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA

5 Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville TN, USA

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Nutrition Journal 2005, 4:20  doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-20

Published: 1 June 2005

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Population surveys in Finland assembled for plant stanol ester margarine evaluation (Table 1).

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Self-reported cardiovascular diseases among 35–84 year-old users and nonusers of plant stanol ester margarine (Table 2)

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Age, sex, and socioeconomic background among 35–84 year-old users and nonusers of plant stanol ester margarine (Table 3)

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Life-style characteristics and body mass index among 35–84 year-old users and nonusers of plant stanol ester margarine (Table 4)

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Self-perceived health and diet among 35–84 year-old users and nonusers of plant stanol ester margarine. (Table 5)

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Medication among 35–84 year-old users and nonusers of plant stanol ester margarine (Table 6)

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