Avoiding premature coronary deaths in Asians in Britain

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.375 (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:375

Cultural factors are important

  1. Sangeeta Patel
  1. Clinical lecturer Division of General Practice and Primary Care, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 ORE

    EDITOR,—An improved health service for all minority groups is to be applauded (even if the motives are predominantly economic). It may, however, be simplistic to suggest that the way to prevent coronary heart disease among Asians is to inform them of factors that would increase their likelihood of coronary heart disease and then expect them to change their lifestyle accordingly.1

    The assumption that each person …

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