Cardiovascular risk factors in a Melanesian population apparently free from stroke and ischaemic heart disease: the Kitava study.

@article{Lindeberg1994CardiovascularRF,
  title={Cardiovascular risk factors in a Melanesian population apparently free from stroke and ischaemic heart disease: the Kitava study.},
  author={Sara I Lindeberg and P Nilsson-ehle and Andreas Ter{\'e}nt and Bengt O H Vessby and Bengt Scherst{\'e}n},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={236 3},
  pages={331-40}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare cardiovascular risk factor levels between non-westernized Melanesians, apparently free from stroke and ischaemic heart disease, nd healthy Swedish populations, and to analyse, among adult Melanesians, relations with age, sex and smoking status. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SUBJECTS (i) Traditional horticulturalists in Kitava, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, uninfluenced by western diet. this study tested 151 males and 69 females aged 14-87 years with 76% and 80… CONTINUE READING
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