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.