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ROLE OF HEREDITY, DIET, AND EMOTIONAL STRESS IN CORONARY HEART DISEASE

ROLE OF HEREDITY, DIET, AND EMOTIONAL STRESS IN CORONARY HEART DISEASE A period of prolonged emotional strain associated with occupational responsibilities preceded the attack in 91 of 100 patients with coronary heart disease. In a comparable series of 100 patients with other diseases, only 20 had undergone this kind of strain. The pattern of insecurity, frustration, and restlessness extended beyond the primary vocation into secondary occupations and leisure activities. Taking 91/20 or 4.6 as a ratio measuring the importance of occupational stress, the author obtains comparable ratios of 2.7 for diet, 2.0 for tobacco, 1.7 for heredity, 1.3 for obesity, and 1.0 for lack of physical exercise as suggesting the relative importance of these factors in causing coronary heart disease in this group of patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

ROLE OF HEREDITY, DIET, AND EMOTIONAL STRESS IN CORONARY HEART DISEASE

JAMA , Volume 171 (5) – Oct 3, 1959

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1959.03010230001001
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Abstract

A period of prolonged emotional strain associated with occupational responsibilities preceded the attack in 91 of 100 patients with coronary heart disease. In a comparable series of 100 patients with other diseases, only 20 had undergone this kind of strain. The pattern of insecurity, frustration, and restlessness extended beyond the primary vocation into secondary occupations and leisure activities. Taking 91/20 or 4.6 as a ratio measuring the importance of occupational stress, the author obtains comparable ratios of 2.7 for diet, 2.0 for tobacco, 1.7 for heredity, 1.3 for obesity, and 1.0 for lack of physical exercise as suggesting the relative importance of these factors in causing coronary heart disease in this group of patients.

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 3, 1959

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