Preventing Coronary Heart Disease: Prospects, Policies, and Politics

Heart disease is a leading cause of death among both men and women around the world. Preventing Coronary Heart Disease examines the statistics and focuses specifically on policies for the prevention of heart disease by the government, general practitioners, and concerned groups. Michael Calnan examines the feasibility and effectiveness of these health policies and the obstacles that may prevent their adoption.brDrawing mainly on the discipline of politics, sociology, and epidemiology, the author begins by examining the epidemiological case for prevention, and then analyzes the role of the government, and of doctors, concerned groups and the general public.brHeart disease is of major concern to all those working in health and related industries, as well as to individuals. This book is the first study of the policies of prevention of the disease and will be invaluable reading for students of health studies and social policy, as well as professionals working in health

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