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Coronary Heart Disease EpidemiologyFrom aetiology to public health$
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Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001

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(p.291) Chapter 20 Obesity
Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

A. R. Dyer

J. Stamler

P. Greenland

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews studies on the link between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD). These include results from the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry Study and the Western Electric Study. Studies confirm that overweight is one of the major CHD/CVD risk factors. Concerted efforts are needed for its prevention and treatment.

Keywords:   coronary heart disease, CHD, cardiovascular disease, risk factors, body mass index, mortality

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