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Coronary artery disease: an overview of risk factors.
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PMID:  8314266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in most industrialized nations, and is gaining in importance as a major disease in developing countries as well. Several risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, stress and physical activity, have been identified as contributors to the pathogenesis of this disease. Studies done in many countries on South Asian immigrants clearly demonstrate the increased risk for coronary heart disease in this population compared to that of local ethnic groups. Higher prevalence of diabetes, blood pressure, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, low levels of HDL-cholesterol, high levels of LDL-cholesterol, increased plasma triglycerides and obesity are some of the risk factors identified as contributing to CAD in South Asians. The present report will review briefly the available data on CAD and its pathogenesis with particular emphasis on the problems unique to South Asians.
G H Rao; J G White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian heart journal     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0019-4832     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Heart J     Publication Date:    1993 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-18     Completed Date:  1994-03-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374675     Medline TA:  Indian Heart J     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis 55455.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Asia / ethnology
Coronary Disease / epidemiology,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Diabetes Mellitus
Dietary Fats
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Stress, Psychological
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0/Dietary Fats

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