Atherosclerosis in the Bantu
The aortic lesions of atherosclerosis in Bantu, aged 1 to 40 years, have been studied in 241 autopsied cases from Durban, South Africa. The findings are compared with those from a similar study of white and Negro cases in New Orleans, La. The relationship of incidence and quantitative extent of aortic fatty streaks and fibrous plaques to race, environment, blood lipid levels, coagulation factors, and clinical manifestations of atherosclerosis is discussed.
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