By Henry Blackburn (auth.), Daan Kromhout, Alessandro Menotti, Henry Blackburn (eds.)
In the Forties i used to be struck by way of reviews approximately many it sounds as if fit middle-aged males who dropped lifeless immediately from center assaults. The motives of those surprising deaths have been unknown. i used to be to find physio-chemical features of people with predictive worth for the incidence of those deadly middle assaults. the invention ofpreventive variables may element how you can hinder this affliction. with a purpose to locate relationships among mode of existence and susceptibility to middle affliction contrasting populations needed to be studied. sort - now not a excessive measure of homogeneity in tradition and behavior - needs to be sought. After exploratory surveys in international locations with meant ameliorations in nutritional styles, way of life and middle illness premiums within the early Nineteen Fifties, the Seven international locations examine took off in 1958. This research proven relationships among probability components and improvement of center ailment in middle-aged males in healthiness tested in international locations with cultures we validated to distinction in nutrition and way of life. the implications got within the Seven international locations examine from its inception until now are provided during this publication entitled: "Prevention ofcoronary center disorder. nutrition, way of life and possibility elements within the Seven nations learn. " in the past i spotted that our drawback shouldn't be constrained to the prevention of heart affliction yet may be prolonged to all ailments and untimely death.
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It took, however, till 1986 before all data collected were coded in a standardized way. All foods were coded as the edible part of raw products, and were combined in 15 homogeneous food groups and a heterogeneous group. The average consumption of these 16 food groups was calculated per person per day for each cohort. In 1987 equivalent food composites representing the average food intake of each cohort at baseline were collected from local markets (15). These foods were transported in cooling boxes to the laboratory of the Department of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
Thorn T, Epstein FH, Feldman JJ, Leaverton PE, Wolz M. Total mortality and mortality from heart disease, cancer and stroke from 1950 to 1987 in 27 countries. 92-3088, Bethesda, MD 1992. 17. Toshima H, Koga Y, Blackburn H, Keys A (Eds). Lessons for science from the Seven Countries Study. A 35-year collaborative experience in cardiovascular diseases epidemiology. Tokio, Springer, 1994; 1-243 18. Tunstall-Pedoe H, Kuulasmaa K, Mahonen M, Tolonen H, Ruokokoski E, Amouyel P. Contribution of trends in survival and coronary-event rates to changes in coronary heart disease mortality: 10-year results from 37 WHO MONICA Project populations.
During the next 10 years the prevalence of stroke stayed stable or increased in six of the eight cohorts but was more than 50% lower in the Serbian cohorts Zrenjanin and Velika Krsna. 4) 19 Table 3. Trends in age-adjusted cumulative prevalence ofdefinite myocardial infarction cases (%) during 35 years offollow-up. 5 Table 4. 1 INCIDENCE OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE The 5-year Seven Countries Study monograph published in 1970 reported incidence data for all cohorts (2). Large differences were observed, but rates were based on small numbers of events.