oa South African Medical Journal - Atherosclerosis and nutrition with special reference to populations in Africa

Volume 48, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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