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Coronary heart disease epidemiology : from aetiology to public health

Author: Michael Marmot; Paul Elliott
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford medical publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

Providing an insight into the field of coronary heart disease epidemiology, this book reviews major risk factors from various perspectives. It serves as a textbook on the epidemiology and prevention  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Marmot; Paul Elliott
ISBN: 0198525737 9780198525738 0198568061 9780198568063
OCLC Number: 937347504
Description: xx, 932 s. : illustrations.
Contents: SECTION I: INTRODUCTION; 1. Coronary heart disease epidemiology: from aetiology to public health; 2. Contribution of epidemiology to understanding coronary heart disease (reprinted from the 1st edition); 3. Established major coronary risk factors: historical overview; 4. Current status: six established major risk factors - and low risk; SECTION II: GLOBAL PICTURE OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE; II.I Worldwide trends; 5. US trends; 6. Coronary heart disease in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union; 7. Trends in Asia; 8. Developing countries; 9. Coronary heart disease burden among persons of African origin; II.I Global patterns and the burden of disease; 10. Coronary heart disease mortality attributable to smoking: Global and regional estimates for 2000; 11. Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease; 12. Lipids and cholesterol; 13. Trends in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: A comparison between Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark, 1950-1999; SECTION III: AETIOLOGY; III.I Risk factors; 14. Dietary patterns and coronary heart disease risk; 15. Antioxidants and cardiovascular disease; 16. Serum homocysteine and coronary heart disease; 17. Alcohol and coronary heart disease; 18. Fish consumption, N-3 fatty acids amd coronary heart disease; 19. Exercise versus heart attack: History of a hypothesis (reprinted from the 1st edition); Addendum to Chapter 19; 20. Obesity; 21. Metabolic syndrome, diabetes and coronary heart disease; 22. Women and cardiovascular heart disease; 23. Use of oral contraceptives; 24. Systematic review of prospective cohort studies of psychosocial factors in the aetiology and prognosis of coronary heart disease; 25. Mental illness and coronary heart disease; 26. Psychophysiology; 27. Chronic infection and circulating markers of inflammation; 28. Coagulation, thrombosis and coronary heart disease; 29. Air pollution; 30. Seasonal variations in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and the role of temperature; 31. Gene-environment interaction and coronary artery disease: apolipoprotein E and smoking and the interleukin-6 gene and inflammation as examples; III.II Life course; 32. The developmental origins of coronary heart disease; 33. Life course influences on coronary heart disease; 34. Emergence of risk factors in children; 35. Risk factors in the elderly; SECTION IV: PUBLIC HEALTH; 36. Strategies of prevention: the individual and the population (reprinted from the 1st edition); 37. Contributions to change: major risk factors and the potential for prevention; 38. Prevention of coronary heart diesase: Findings from the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals' Follow-Up Study; 39. Risk scores for management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease; 40. Non-invasive measures of preclinical coronary heart disease; 41. Screening for future coronary heart disease; 42. Screening for type 2 diabetes; 43. Primary prevention of high blood pressure; 44. The secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; 45. Smoke-free policies are an effective way to reduce heart disease rapidly; 46. Nutrition Policy: national stratergies for dietary change; 47. Lessening inequalities and effect on coronary heart disease; 48. Behaviour Change; 49. Contributions to change: treatment; 50. Intervention in high risk groups: hypertension; 51. Community change and the role of public health
Series Title: Oxford medical publications.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott.


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