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Accuracy of Risk Assessment
The risk scoring systems were developed in men and women who were free of the respective health outcome (e.g., free of cardiovascular disease for the cardiovascular disease risk algorithm) at baseline. While there is lots of evidence that changing lifestyle factors can change an individual’s health risk (e.g., death or cardiovascular disease risk), some changes may work quickly to lower risk, while others may take longer to achieve benefit. The science is not definitive on the timing of the maximum benefit.

Last modified: 2015 November 1