Cardiovascular disease in the Asia–Pacific region: challenges for health research and policy

Mark Woodward and Michael A Reid
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05438.x
Published online: 21 July 2003

Risk factors and diseases in developing countries are becoming "westernised"

  • Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Newtown, NSW.


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