n South African Medical Journal - Indians have narrower blood vessels - international expert : izindaba
|Article Title||Indians have narrower blood vessels - international expert : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Dec 2012|
|Pages||906 - 907|
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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