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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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Established major coronary risk factors: historical overview

Established major coronary risk factors: historical overview

(p.18) Chapter 3 Established major coronary risk factors: historical overview
Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

J. Stamler

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a historical overview of research on the six established major risk factors for coronary heart disease: adverse diet, diet-related above-optimal levels of serum total cholesterol (TC), blood pressure (BP), overweight/obesity, diabetes mellitus (DM), and cigarette smoking. These have been shown to be centrally involved in the multifactorial causation of severe atherosclerotic disease, its complications, and its multiple clinical manifestations — first and foremost the epidemic of CHD in Western industrialized countries.

Keywords:   coronary heart disease, CHD, risk factors, serum total cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, diabetes mellitus, cigarette smoking

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