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Epidemic of cardiovascular disease and diabetes : explaining the phenomenon in South Asians worldwide

Author: Raj S Bhopal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In South Asian's, the cardiovascular diseases of stroke and coronary heart disease (CVD) are epidemic, and diabetes mellitus (type 2) is pandemic. This book presents a synthesis that can help guide prevention, clinical care and research.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raj S Bhopal
ISBN: 9780198833246 0198833245
OCLC Number: 1054836097
Description: xxxiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to the causes of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus, South Asians, and the structure and approach of this book; 2. Genetic explanations 1: the thrifty genotype and its variants; 3. Genetic explanations 2: adaptations in body size, shape, and composition; 4. Genetic explanations 3: neurobehavioural explanations; 5. The thrifty phenotype and related developmental hypotheses; 6. Socio-economic development and the demographic and epidemiological transitions: effect on psychosocial circumstances and lifestyles; 7. Established CVD and DM2 risk factors: reappraisal in relation to South Asians; 8. Other risk factors and explanations; 9. A causal synthesis and models; 10. Implications for health policy, public health, health care, and research.
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