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A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Diana Kuh and Rebecca Hardy (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

How far is the health of middle-aged and older women shaped by biological, social, and psychological processes that begin in pre-natal development, childhood, adolescence, or early adult life? Do ... More


Pre-adult influences on cardiovascular disease

Diana Kuh and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

in A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198578154
eISBN:
9780191724039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

A growing body of research has highlighted the potential role of pre-adult influences that may operate through different life course models. Until recently, much of this evidence has been relatively ... More


A life course approach to coronary heart disease and stroke

Debbie A. Lawlor, Shah Ebrahim, and George Davey Smith

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows that the main classical cardiovascular risk factors have the same effects in women as they do in men and preventive treatments that lower risk factors—antihypertensive drugs, ... More


Tobacco and cardiovascular disease

Konrad Jamrozik

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and cardiovascular disease. The smoking of tobacco is a major independent risk factor for life-threatening diseases in all four principal ... More


 Status, Stress, and Heart Disease: A Monkey's Tale

Jay R. Kaplan and Stephen B. Manuck

in Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195324273
eISBN:
9780199893966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the history of the scientific collaboration between the authors, Jay Kaplan and Steve Manuck, which represents the pairing of two disciplines — physical anthropology ... More


Older Adults With Age-Related Cardiovascular Disease

Amy L. Ai and Lynn Carrigan

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 million Americans are age 65 or older in 2010. This population-aging trend will considerably increase the incidence of chronic diseases, especially age-related ... More


Silencing the Heart: Women in Treatment for Cardiovascular Disease

Maria I. Medved

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines how women who are in support groups after myocardial heart infarction are silenced by approaches to treatment that are derived solely from men's experiences with heart disease. ... More


 Domain Introduction

John T. Cacioppo

in Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195324273
eISBN:
9780199893966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents an overview of the three chapters (Chapters 2-4) in Part I of the book. The chapters illustrate the important contributions of multilevel integrative analyses to the ... More


Risk factors in the elderly

J. G. van der Bom and D. E. Grobbee

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0036
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses atherosclerosis and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in the elderly. It considers findings from studies on serum cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking, and type 2 ... More


Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Alain G. Bertoni and David C. Goff

in Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the association between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Most persons with diabetes will suffer from CVD in their lifetimes, and thus the prevention of CVD in this ... More


Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality in the Twentieth Century

Kurt J. Greenlund, Wayne H. Giles, Nora L. Keenan, Ann Marie Malarcher, Zhi Jie Zheng, Michele L. Casper, and Janet B. Croft

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.18
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States since 1921, and stroke has been the third leading cause since 1938. Heart disease and stroke account for most cardiovascular ... More


Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease

C. M. M. Lawes, S. Vander Hoorn, M. R. Law, P. Elliott, S. MacMahon, and A. Rodgers

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents estimates of blood pressure distributions by age, sex, and world region to estimate the burden of coronary heart disease (CHD) attributable to raised blood pressure worldwide in ... More


Intervention in high risk groups: hypertension

P. S. Sever and N. R. Poulter

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0051
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the treatment of hypertension for preventing cardiovascular disease. Topics covered include early trials, unresolved issues in drug treatment, benefits of more contemporary ... More


The Return to Biomedical Research: Treatment and Behavioral Effects

David M. Cutler and Srikanth Kadiyala (eds)

in Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226551784
eISBN:
9780226551791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551791.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter investigates the link between medical research and health, focusing on the dual effects of medical research on medical treatments and behavioral change. It discusses the broad factors ... More


A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Diana Kuh, Yoav Ben Shlomo, and Susser Ezra (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198578154
eISBN:
9780191724039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The field of life course epidemiology has expanded rapidly since this book was first published. The purpose of this field is to study how biological and social factors during gestation, childhood, ... More


Gene Therapy Toward Clinical Application in the Cardiovascular Field

Hironori Nakagami, Mariana Kiomy Osako, and Ryuichi Morishita

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter discusses the results of a study which assessed the potential of hepatocyte growth factor as a powerful angiogenic factor for treating peripheral arterial disease. It describes a novel ... More


Women and cardiovascular heart disease

L. H. Kuller

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter assesses the substantially lower incidence and mortality due to coronary heart disease (CHD) for women as compared to men. It considers three major current hypotheses to explain these ... More


Life course approaches to socioeconomic differentials in health

Diana Kuh and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

in A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198578154
eISBN:
9780191724039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers how influences acting at different stages of life course contribute to the social distribution of risk factors that help determine socioeconomic differences in health. Evidence ... More


Seasonal variations in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and the role of temperature

M. B. Toledano, G. Shaddick, and P. Elliott

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the relationship between ambient temperature and mortality or disease occurrence in adults, in particular from cardiovascular diseases. Epidemiological investigation provides ... More


Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and coronary heart disease

G. Hu, Q. Qiao, and J. Tuomilehto

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the association of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and coronary heart disease (CHD). Topics covered include incidence of CHD and CVD in patients with diabetes, possible ... More


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