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  1. Nid is offline

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    The other side of the story

    Rise of Coronary Heart Disease in the 20th Century

    Scientists of the period were grappling with a new threat to public health—a steep rise in heart disease. While turn-of-the-century mortality statistics are unreliable, they consistently indicate that heart disease caused no more than ten percent of all deaths, considerably less than infectious diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. By 1950, coronary heart disease, or CHD, was the leading source of mortality in the United States, causing more than 30% of all deaths. The greatest increase came under the rubric of myocardial infarction (MI)—a massive blood clot leading to obstruction of a coronary artery and consequent death to the heart muscle. MI was almost nonexistent in 1910 and caused no more than three thousand deaths per year in 1930. By 1960, there were at least 500,000 MI deaths per year in the US. What life-style changes had caused this increase?

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    A much publicized 1955 report on artery plaques in soldiers killed during the Korean War showed high levels of atherosclerosis, but another report—one that did not make it to the front pages—found that Japanese natives had almost as much pathogenic plaque—65% versus 75%—even though the Japanese diet at the time was lower in animal products and fat.4 A 1957 study of the largely vegetarian Bantu found that they had as much atheroma—occlusions or plaque buildup in the arteries—as other races from South Africa who ate more meat.5 A 1958 report noted that Jamaican Blacks showed a degree of atherosclerosis comparable to that found in the United States, although they suffered from lower rates of heart disease.6 A 1960 report noted that the severity of atherosclerotic lesions in Japan approached that of the United States.7 The 1968 International Atherosclerosis Project, in which over 22,000 corpses in 14 nations were cut open and examined for plaques in the arteries, showed the same degree of atheroma in all parts of the world—in populations that consumed large amounts of fatty animal products and those that were largely vegetarian, and in populations that suffered from a great deal of heart disease and in populations that had very little or none at all.8 All of these studies pointed to the fact that the thickening of the arterial walls is a natural, unavoidable process.


    Much much more at link.

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  2. xantidote is offline

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    Scientists of the period were grappling with a new threat to public health—a steep rise in heart disease.
    Scientists, too, are aware of the advantages of grappling over striking.
  3. PizDoff is offline

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    Looks like being American is hazardous to your health.


    xantidote - Your fist is over rotated in that avatar, no wonder your striking skills are junk! :p
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    Originally posted by PizDoff
    Looks like being American is hazardous to your health.


    xantidote - Your fist is over rotated in that avatar, no wonder your striking skills are junk! :p
    But that's a babe,right?:p
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  5. Ronin is offline

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    In a society that advocates "bigger is better", what did you expect ???
  6. Nid is offline

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    Oh for God's sake.... :p

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