|About one in five men and one in eight women die from coronary heart disease in the UK|
Death rates from coronary heart disease have more than halved in almost all EU countries since the early 1980s, according to research.Most countries have seen steady reductions in deaths in both men and women of all ages, despite rises in obesity and diabetes, a UK study shows.
However, experts have warned against complacency, saying wide disparities remain across Europe.
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer.
About one in five men and one in eight women die from the disease.