Asian Paradox

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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".
Devarajan, Shanta (2005): "South Asian Paradoxes", Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, pp.4013-15.
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