Letters

Risk of coronary heart disease in Asian women

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6977.466c (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:466
  1. Naveed A Sattar,
  2. Allan Gaw
  1. Registrar Lecturer Department of Pathological Biochemistry, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF

    EDITOR,—Rajeev Gupta and colleagues' study of risk factors for coronary heart disease in a rural Asian population highlights the link between educational status and risk.1 Closer scrutiny of the lipid variables in the women studied, however, shows an important finding that the authors do not comment on and that may provide insight into mechanisms responsible for the high incidence of coronary heart disease in Asian women. A high proportion of the women (41%) …

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