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Heart disease and social inequality: ethical issues in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of heart disease

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Heart disease is a complex condition that is a leading cause of death worldwide. It is often seen as a disease of affluence, yet is strongly associated with a gradient in socio-economic status. Its highly complex causality means that many different facets of social and economic life are implicated in its aetiology, including factors such as workplace hierarchy and agricultural policy, together with other well-known factors such as what passes for individual 'lifestyle'. The very untangling of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Ethox Centre
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Public Health - Public Health
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Funding agency for:
Paula Boddington
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
123-130
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1467-8519
ISSN:
0269-9702
URN:
uuid:86d9578e-1459-430e-b2da-4905d60bab48
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ora:3324
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English
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