Lessons for Science from the Seven Countries Study

A 35-Year Collaborative Experience in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Editors: Toshima, Hironori, Koga, Yoshinori, Blackburn, Henry (Eds.)

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The Seven Countries Study has made central contributions to the under­ standing of the socio-cultural influences on population rates of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It has pointed the way to preventive strategies for whole populations. The Study is unique as a long-term investigation, now in its 35th year. This pioneering work arose in part from a meeting between Professors Ancel Keys and Noboru Kimura to discuss differences observed in clinical mani­ festations and pathology of coronary disease in the U.S. and Japan. Professor Keys started explorations of the importance in these differences of dietary fat and serum cholesterol when he visited Japan in 1954, and thereafter initiated the Seven Countries Study to test these hypotheses. In the Japanese cohorts of the Study, it became evident from the outset that coronary artery disease was extremely rare, but its incidence has since increased along with dramatic lifestyle changes from traditional Japanese to western styles. The Japanese experience contrasts with a reduction in coronary artery disease in many western countries along with establishment of major preventive efforts in risk factor reduction and cardiac care.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • A Brief Personal History of the Seven Countries Study

    Pages 3-7

    Keys, Ancel

  • The Seven Countries Study: A Historic Adventure in Science

    Pages 9-13

    Blackburn, Henry

  • Risk Factors and Mortality Patterns in the Seven Countries Study

    Pages 17-33

    Menotti, Alessandro (et al.)

  • Dietary Saturated Fatty Acids, Serum Cholesterol, and Coronary Heart Disease

    Pages 35-41

    Kromhout, Daan (et al.)

  • Functional Capacity in 70- to 89-year-old Men in Finland, Italy, and the Netherlands

    Pages 43-51

    Nissinen, Aulikki (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lessons for Science from the Seven Countries Study
Book Subtitle
A 35-Year Collaborative Experience in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
Editors
  • Hironori Toshima
  • Yoshinori Koga
  • Henry Blackburn
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-68269-1
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-68269-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-70140-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-68271-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 243
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