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Cardiovascular Disease Among Alaska Native Peoples

TitleCardiovascular Disease Among Alaska Native Peoples
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJolly, SE, Howard, BV, Umans, JG
JournalCurr Cardiovasc Risk RepCurr Cardiovasc Risk Rep
Volume7
Date PublishedDec 1
ISBN Number1932-9520 (Print)<br/>1932-9520 (Linking)
Accession Number24367710
AbstractAlthough Alaska Native peoples were thought to be protected from cardiovascular disease (CVD), data now show that this is not the case, despite traditional lifestyles and high omega-3 fatty acid intake. In this article, the current understanding of CVD and its risk factors among Alaska Native peoples, particularly among the Yupik and Inupiat populations, will be discussed, using data from three major studies funded by the National Institutes of Health: Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease among Alaska Natives (GOCADAN), Center for Native Health Research (CANHR), and Education and Research Towards Health (EARTH). Data from these epidemiologic studies have focused concern on CVD and its risk factors among Alaska Native peoples. This review will summarize the findings of these three principal studies and will suggest future directions for research and clinical practice.
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