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Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott


Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide affecting millions of people in both developed and developing countries. The dual aims of this book are to review the well-established and emerging risk factors in coronary heart disease (CHD) and to apply this knowledge to public health approaches to disease prevention. The book includes authoritative accounts of studies within a single population and international studies, important areas of methodological development, trials to test preventive strategies, and the application of epidemiological and other knowledge to the developm ... More

Keywords: coronary heart disease, CHD, risk factors, epidemiology, disease prevention, public health policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Marmot, editor
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK

Paul Elliott, editor
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK

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Section I Introduction

Chapter 4 Current status: six established major risk factors – and low risk

J. Stamler, J. D. Neaton, D. B. Garside, and M. L. Daviglus

Section II Global picture of coronary heart disease: II.I Worldwide trends

Chapter 5 US trends

R. V. Luepker

Section II Global picture of coronary heart disease: II.II Global patterns and the burden of disease

Chapter 11 Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease

C. M. M. Lawes, S. Vander Hoorn, M. R. Law, P. Elliott, S. MacMahon, and A. Rodgers

Chapter 12 Lipids and cholesterol

M. R. Law and A. Rodgers

Section III Aetiology: III.I Risk factors

Chapter 15 Antioxidants and cardiovascular disease

E. R. Miller III and L. J. Appel

Chapter 16 Serum homocysteine and coronary heart disease

D. S. Wald, M. R. Law, N. J. Wald, and J. K. Morris

Addendum to Chapter 19

W. L. Haskell

Chapter 20 Obesity

A. R. Dyer, J. Stamler, and P. Greenland

Chapter 29 Air pollution

C. A. Pope III

Section III Aetiology: III.II Life course

Chapter 35 Risk factors in the elderly

J. G. van der Bom and D. E. Grobbee

Section IV Public health

Chapter 42 Screening for type 2 diabetes

D. G. Johnston, K. G. M. M. Alberti, I. F. Godsland, M. Pierce, and S. Shepperd

Chapter 48 Behaviour change

L. J. Cooke, M. J. Jarvis, and J. Wardle

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