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Coronary Heart Disease

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Coronary Heart Disease
A comparison: Costa Rica and United States
CHD Risk Factors
Elevated BMI #1 risk factor
United States
16.66% causation of death
Costa Rica
Costa Rica:
higher BMI (women)
saturated fats
A Comparison
Taylor Hemphill
Family History
Gender (male)
Hemostatic Abnormalities
Elevated Homocysteine
High Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Physical Inactivity
High Triglycerides
Alcohol Abuse
Physical Activity
Morris et al: OA decreases risk 1/3-3/4
Increased LTPA= Decreased CHD
Physical Activity leads to Physical Fitness
Mill's Canon:
Temporal Sequence
Strength of Association
Biological Plausibility
Dose Response
Monge-Rojas et. al
70% of teens
34.9% obese adults today
23.5% causation of death
Prevelance of Risk Factors in teens is #1 Risk Factor
32% adults obese
United States:
higher mortality rates
higher BMI (men)
total fat
animal fat
6. Rafael Monge-Rojas, Oscar Beita, Prevalence of coronary heart disease risk factors in Costa Rican adolescents, Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 27, Issue 3; September 2000, Pages 210-217, ISSN 1054-139X, http://www.sciencedirect.com/
Body Image

Rural Female
Young Teens
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