Explaining CVD Epidemic in Urbanized South Asians Worldwide


Prof Raj Bhopal, Scotland    04 January 2018

  1. The evidence in support of the main explanations for this observation e.g., insulin resistance or fetal nutritional insufficiency is unconvincing.
  2. Public health and clinical medicine currently need to focus on the established causes e.g., hypertension and tobacco use.
  3. Some promising, relatively new explanatory ideas for future research include stiffening of collagen in the vasculature, possibly promoted by dietary components.

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