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Why do South Asians have high risk for CAD?

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South Asians have a higher risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) due to both pathophysiological and life course-related risk factors. We performed a literature search and used qualitative synthesis to present evidence for CAD risk factors among South Asians. A large proportion of the higher risk of South Asians for CAD can be explained by conventional risk factors. However, several conditioning factors such as education, socioeconomic status, and fetal programming, and early life influences ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
Global Heart
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
307-314
Publication date:
2012-12-01
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ISSN:
2211-8160
URN:
uuid:5abd9538-f4f6-4299-9409-2526a03f5c61
Source identifiers:
368269
Local pid:
pubs:368269

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