A New Risk Factor: Immigration
A recent study by Mooteri et al (2004) suggests that duration of residence in the US may contribute to the risk of CAD in a South Indian immigrant Konkani population. Patients who resided longer (>20 years) in the US had the highest rates of CAD, further supporting the environmental influence and lifestyle changes that took place after migration
What other aspects of immigration influence the health of men and women ?
4. Mooteri S. M., Petersen F., Dagubati R. and Pai R. G., Duration of Residence in the United States as a New Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease (The Konkani Heart Study), Am J Cardiol 2004;93:359 --361
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