Epidemiology and causation of coronary heart disease and stroke in India

  title={Epidemiology and causation of coronary heart disease and stroke in India},
  author={R. C. Gupta and Prashant P. Joshi and V. Mohan and K. Srinath Reddy and Salim Yusuf},
  pages={16 - 26}
Cardiovascular diseases are major causes of mortality and disease in the Indian subcontinent, causing more than 25% of deaths. It has been predicted that these diseases will increase rapidly in India and this country will be host to more than half the cases of heart disease in the world within the next 15 years. Coronary heart disease and stroke have increased in both urban and rural areas. Case–control studies indicate that tobacco use, obesity with high waist:hip ratio, high blood pressure… 

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