A "natural experiment" in cardiovascular epidemiology in the early 21st century

Heart. 2003 Mar;89(3):255-7. doi: 10.1136/heart.89.3.255.


Despite similar traditional risk factors, morbidity and mortality rates from coronary heart disease in western and non-western cohorts remain substantially different. Careful study of such cohorts may help identify novel risk factors for CHD, and contribute to the formulation of new preventive strategies

MeSH terms

  • Cohort Studies
  • Coronary Disease / mortality*
  • Developed Countries*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Humans
  • Japan / ethnology
  • Risk Factors
  • United States / epidemiology