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Stress and the Heart: Psychosocial Pathways to Coronary Heart Disease

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7330.176a (Published 19 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:176
  1. Ichiro Kawachi, associate professor of health and social behaviour
  1. Harvard School of Public Health, USA

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    Eds Stephen A Stansfeld, Michael G Marmot

    BMJ Books, £30, pp 304

    ISBN 0 7279 1277 1

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    Stress, as every lay person knows, can lead to a host of ailments. These range from susceptibility to infections and stomach ulcers, to mental illness and asthma attacks. But it is in the area of preventive cardiology that stress research has yielded the most durable and convincing discoveries.

    Stress and the Heart is a timely, highly readable, and authoritative volume, with contributions from the leading investigators in the …

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