n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts

Volume 23, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... DISEASES OF AFFLUENCE AND GLOBAL PATTERNS OF NUTRITIONAL RISK An article in the open access Internet journal PloS Medicine suggests that cardiovascular diseases and their nutritional risk factors - including overweight and obesity, elevated blood pressure, and cholesterol - are among the leading causes of global mortality and morbidity, and have been predicted to rise with economic development. The authors examined age-standardised mean population levels of body mass index (BMI), systolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol in relation to national income, food share of household expenditure, and urbanisation in a cross-country analysis. Data were taken from a total of over ..

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