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Diet, serum cholesterol and the prevention of coronary heart disease in New Zealand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3393329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A combination of the population strategy and the high risk strategy has been recommended for the prevention and control of coronary heart disease in New Zealand. In this paper, using data from a variety of sources, we estimate the potential relative benefits of these two strategies to reduce the contribution of diet and high blood cholesterol to coronary heart disease mortality in New Zealand. It is estimated that diet is responsible, at a minimum for between 22% (1600 deaths) and 39% (2800 deaths) of the coronary heart disease mortality in New Zealand each year. Achievement of the suggested short term dietary goals for the New Zealand population would have at least the same benefit as the identification and successful treatment of all people in the top 10% of the serum cholesterol distribution. This indicates that the population strategy should have higher priority in efforts to prevent and control coronary heart disease. Decisions concerning the level at which elevated blood cholesterol levels are treated pharmacologically will have important logistic and cost implications; national guidelines are required for the management of people with high blood cholesterol levels.
R Beaglehole; R Jackson; A Stewart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-08-18     Completed Date:  1988-08-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health, University of Auckland School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Cholesterol / blood*
Cholesterol, Dietary / administration & dosage
Coronary Disease / blood,  mortality,  prevention & control*
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
New Zealand
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholesterol, Dietary; 0/Dietary Fats; 57-88-5/Cholesterol

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