oa South African Medical Journal - Atherosclerosis and nutrition with special reference to populations in Africa
|Article Title||Atherosclerosis and nutrition with special reference to populations in Africa|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 MRC Human Biochemistry Research Unit, South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Mar 1974|
|Pages||481 - 484|
|Keyword(s)||African populations, Atherosclerosis, Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Morbidity, Mortality and Nutrition|
Severe atherosclerosis and its sequelae-coronary heart disease, cerebral vascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease-share major responsibility for half the mortality rate in affluent Western populations. In Africa, particularly South Africa, a study of the extent and severity of lesions is particularly interesting because of the different population groups in various stages of transition.
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