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n South African Medical Journal - Indians have narrower blood vessels - international expert : izindaba

Volume 102, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135
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Abstract

South African Indians (originally migrants from South Asia) have the highest rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the country - and a fascinating contributor may be that their blood vessels are narrower than those of other race groups. Coronary angiograms and postmortem studies reveal this little known fact, according to Dr Alexander T Cohen, honorary consultant vascular physician at Kings College Hospital in London, who cautioned that the high diabetes rates were primarily responsible for the cardiovascular elevation.

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2012-12-01
2017-11-24

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