The experts studied a random sample of 202 people staying at homeless shelters for one adults in Toronto during twelve months. Participants averaged 42 years and 89 % had been men. The researchers interviewed the participants, carried out physical evaluations and had taken bloodstream samples to assess their cardiovascular risk. Overall, they found a higher prevalence of smoking, but not diabetes, obesity or hypertension when compared to general population of Canada. However, they also noted inadequate treatment for hypertension and high bloodstream cholesterol,and poor control of diabetes. For example, 35 % of the homeless adults got hypertension, but just 17 % were taking medication. Yet just a fraction of those with coronary disease were taking cholesterol-lowering medication or aspirin .