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Risk of coronary heart disease in Hindus and Muslims from Indian subcontinent is similar

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7056.563a (Published 31 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:563
  1. J D Maxwell, Reader in medicine,
  2. D P Strachan, Reader in epidemiology
  1. Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—Paul Wilkinson and colleagues report a study comparing the case fatality after acute myocardial infarction in Asians from the Indian subcontinent and white patients.1 The increased susceptibility to coronary heart disease among Asians from the Indian subcontinent who live in Britain is well recognised but remains unexplained.

    The population of Asians from the Indian subcontinent who live in Britain is heterogeneous, with major religious, cultural, and ethnic differences,2 but this aspect …

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