Much lower prevalence of coronary calcium detected by electron-beam computed tomography among men aged 40-49 in Japan than in the US, despite a less favorable profile of major risk factors.

@article{Sekikawa2005MuchLP,
  title={Much lower prevalence of coronary calcium detected by electron-beam computed tomography among men aged 40-49 in Japan than in the US, despite a less favorable profile of major risk factors.},
  author={Akira Sekikawa and Hirotsugu Ueshima and Wahid Riad Zaky and Takashi Kadowaki and Daniel Edmundowicz and Tomonori Okamura and Kim C Sutton-Tyrrell and Yasuyuki Nakamura and Katsuya Egawa and Hideyuki Kanda and Atsunori Kashiwagi and Yoshiyuki Kita and Hiroshi Maegawa and Kenichi Mitsunami and Kiyoshi Murata and Yoshihiko Nishio and Shinji Tamaki and Yoshiki Ueno and Lewis H. Kuller},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={173-9}
}
BACKGROUND Since World War II (WWII), exposures to westernized lifestyle have occurred in many non-Western countries, including Japan. National surveys showed that risk factor profiles for atherosclerosis around 1990 were similar in men in the post WWII birth cohorts in the US and Japan. We compared the degree of coronary calcium and other factors in men in the post WWII birth cohort: men aged 40-49 in the US and Japan. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study examining randomly selected… CONTINUE READING

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