Asian Paradox

A term referring to the lower than average rate of cardiovascular disease—hypertension and coronary atherosclerosis—,and cancer among Asian people, despite a higher than average rate of cigarette smoking
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To this, panelist, Dr Sameer Shrivastava, director, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, informed: "It is actually a strange phenomenon -- in medical terminology called the 'South Asian paradox' -- why inhabitants of this subcontinent are 3.5 to 4 times more prone to heart diseases".
Zagoria, in a report "Resolving the East Asian Paradox," outlined worries from the United States that "the weak link" in the security between the United States, Japan and South Korea is Tokyo and Seoul's relationship.
Asked in the interview how dangerous tensions are among Japan, China and other countries in the region and what more could the United States do, Park, who became South Korea's president in February, said, "This could be referred to as the Asian paradox."
With economists realizing that inequality has been fuelled by the same factors that lead to growth, the 'Asian Century' may well turn into the 'Asian Paradox'.
Calling the phenomenon the "Asian Paradox," the scientists wrote in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons that antioxidants in green tea could stymie disease-causing cells.
However, the Asian Paradox does seem to be an impediment to such mechanisms.
As for top-down, and regarding the Asian Paradox, we can see here a sort of hegemonic leadership competition among the US, China and Japan for intra-regional economic dominance.
How to restore political trust will be key to resolving this Asian paradox - namely, cold political relations in spite of deep economic interdependency - and achieving true economic cooperation.
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