Response to letter regarding article, "the global cardiovascular risk transition: associations of four metabolic risk factors with macroeconomic variables in 1980 and 2008".

@article{Danaei2013ResponseTL,
  title={Response to letter regarding article, "the global cardiovascular risk transition: associations of four metabolic risk factors with macroeconomic variables in 1980 and 2008".},
  author={Goodarz Danaei and Gitanjali Veronica Singh and Christopher J. Paciorek and John K. Lin and Melanie J. Cowan and Mariel Mckenzie Finucane and Farshad Farzadfar and Gretchen A. Stevens and Leanne Margaret Riley and Yuan Lu and M. Lakshmi Rao and Majid Ezzati},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={128 18},
  pages={
          e378
        }
}
Drs Schooling and Leung provide a number of hypotheses on why cardiometabolic diseases and risks may still be conditions of affluence. Our study1 on the associations of 4 cardiometabolic risks with macroeconomic variables provides a bird’s eye view of global risk-factor distributions and inequalities at snapshots in time, including how these distributions have changed over nearly 3 decades. As emphasized in our study, these cross-sectional associations should not be interpreted as the causal… CONTINUE READING
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The global cardiovascular risk transition : associations of four metabolic risk factors with macroeconomic variables in 1980 and 2008

F Farzadfar
  • Circulation
  • 2013