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Author Sekikawa, Akira ♦ Ueshima, Hirotsugu ♦ Kadowaki, Takashi ♦ El-Saed, Aiman ♦ Takamiya, Tomoko ♦ Kashiwagi, Atsunori ♦ Edmundowicz, Daniel ♦ Murata, Kiyoshi ♦ Maegawa, Hiroshi ♦ Evans, Rhobert W. ♦ Kita, Yoshikuni
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword United State ♦ Original Contribution Le Subclinical Atherosclerosis ♦ White Men ♦ Japanese Men ♦ Substantial Increase ♦ Carotid Artery ♦ Coronary Artery Calcification ♦ Blood Pressure ♦ Subclinical Atherosclerosis ♦ Major Dietary Change ♦ Coronary Heart Disease Incidence ♦ Japanese Paradox ♦ Total Cholesterol ♦ Japanese Migrating ♦ Coronary Heart Disease Rate ♦ Coronary Heart Disease ♦ Primary Genetic Effect ♦ Risk Factor ♦ Intima-media Thickness
Abstract Coronary heart disease incidence and mortality remain very low in Japan despite major dietary changes and increases in risk factors that should have resulted in a substantial increase in coronary heart disease rates (Japanese paradox). Primary genetic effects are unlikely, given the substantial increase in coronary heart disease in Japanese migrating to the United States. For men aged 40–49 years, levels of total cholesterol and blood pressure have been similar in Japan and the United States throughout their lifetimes. The authors tested the hypothesis that levels of subclinical atherosclerosis, coronary artery calcification, and intima-media thickness of the carotid artery in men aged 40–49 years are similar in Japan and the United States. They conducted a
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Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2006-01-01