oa South African Medical Journal - Survival outlook for middle-aged populations in South Africa
|Article Title||Survival outlook for middle-aged populations in South 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||Oct 1974|
|Pages||2053 - 2059|
|Keyword(s)||Biochemistry, Changing pattern of diet, Dietetics, Epidemiology, Middle-aged populations, Motrality, South Africa and Survival outlook|
The view is reached that with progressive sophistication of diet and manner of life, the concomitant change from infections and nutritional deficiencies to degenerative diseases, as main causes of death at middle-age and beyond, reduces rather than increases chances of survival.
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