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#1Mahshid Dehghan (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 24
#2Andrew Mente (McMaster University)H-Index: 32
Last.R MapangaH-Index: 4
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Summary Background The relationship between macronutrients and cardiovascular disease and mortality is controversial. Most available data are from European and North American populations where nutrition excess is more likely, so their applicability to other populations is unclear. Methods The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study is a large, epidemiological cohort study of individuals aged 35–70 years (enrolled between Jan 1, 2003, and March 31, 2013) in 18 countries with a median fo...
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#1Victoria Miller (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 2
#2Andrew Mente (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 32
Last.R MapangaH-Index: 4
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Summary Background The association between intake of fruits, vegetables, and legumes with cardiovascular disease and deaths has been investigated extensively in Europe, the USA, Japan, and China, but little or no data are available from the Middle East, South America, Africa, or south Asia. Methods We did a prospective cohort study (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology [PURE] in 135 335 individuals aged 35 to 70 years without cardiovascular disease from 613 communities in 18 low-income, middle-i...
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#1Andrew Mente (McMaster University)H-Index: 32
#2Mahshid Dehghan (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 24
Last.R MapangaH-Index: 4
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Summary Background The relation between dietary nutrients and cardiovascular disease risk markers in many regions worldwide is unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of dietary nutrients on blood lipids and blood pressure, two of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries. Methods We studied 125 287 participants from 18 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia in the Prospective Urban ...
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#1Marjan W Attaei (McMaster University)H-Index: 1
#2Rasha Khatib (Loyola University Medical Center)H-Index: 19
Last.R MapangaH-Index: 4
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Summary Background Hypertension is considered the most important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, but its control is poor worldwide. We aimed to assess the availability and affordability of blood pressure-lowering medicines, and the association with use of these medicines and blood pressure control in countries at varying levels of economic development. Methods We analysed the availability, costs, and affordability of blood pressure-lowering medicines with data recorded from 626 communit...
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