Cardiometabolic risk is increased among disadvantaged people and ethnic minorities. Paradoxically, their uptake of primary cardiovascular prevention is relatively low. New strategies are needed to tackle this public health problem. Aims of this study were to assess the uptake (as well as its determinants) and effectiveness of a primary cardiovascular prevention program for communities devised to facilitate access of disadvantaged and inclusion of ethnic minorities in addition to providing a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary personalized care.
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