Malnutrition and subsequent ischemic heart disease in former prisoners of war of world war II and the korean conflict.
The harsh treatment of former prisoners of war (POWs) of World War II and the Korean conflict resulted in severe malnutrition.
Although rarely linked to specific long-term medical problems, a specific marker of malnutrition, self-reported lower limb edema (presumably due to a vitamin B deficiency) was associated with a three-fold increase in subsequent death attributed to ischemic heart disease (IHD) during the follow-up period from 1967 through 1975.
Although there is at present no medical basis for linking edema, which is perhaps a marker for some unmeasured risk factor, to subsequent IHD, this finding may nonetheless have medical implications for the group of former POWs and other populations with severe dietary deficiency.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ischémie, Myocarde, Epidémiologie, Malnutrition, Etat nutritionnel, Homme, Guerre, Etude longitudinale, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie, Prisonnier guerre
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ischemia, Myocardium, Epidemiology, Malnutrition, Nutritional status, Human, War, Follow up study, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0051839
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 09/06/1995.