Dennis.Raphael at mail.atkinson.yorku.ca
Thu Jan 17 12:14:05 PST 2002
This book brings together the evidence on psychosocial
factors that influence the causation and progression of coronary heart disease.
These include macrosocial factors such as social class,
broad social influences such as the impact of work and social support and
personal aspects such as depression and hostility. An
important part of the book is the description of psychological and social
on diet, smoking and physical activity all of which may be
implicated in the causation of heart disease.These psychosocial factors are
linked to the metabolic and physiological pathways involved
in the development of coronary heart disease and their links with genetic
characteristics are explored. Finally recent psychosocial
intervention studies are reviewed.
(BMJ Books) Presents evidence from the existing research
into the relationship between psychosocial stressors and heart disease is
reviewed, enabling some solid conclusions to be drawn.
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