Russek, Henry I.
June 1961
Angiology;Jun1961, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p239
Academic Journal
The article discusses environmental factors suspected of influencing conditions within the host which promote atherogenesis. These include such variables as diet, exercise, occupation, stress, culture, climate and drugs. When the adaptive mechanisms of the living organism are taxed or strained as a result of emotional stress, psychophysiologic alterations commonly occur which not only interfere with the maintenance of homeostasis within the host, but also greatly modify external behavior characteristics. The belief that occupational demands may be closely correlated with coronary heart disease prevalence rates is strongly supported by a recent survey of 4000 physicians in the United States.


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