Heart Disease: Environment, Stress, and Gender

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Gerdi Weidner, Mária Kopp, Margareta Kristenson
IOS Press, 2002 - Medical - 384 pages
This book features the work of a distinguished group of international researchers appearing in Richard Stone's report on “Stress: the invisible hand in Eastern Europe's death rates"" (Science, vol. 288, June 9, 2000, pp. 1732-33). It combines perspectives from numerous disciplines, such as demography, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, sociology, and psychology to explore the environmental, behavioral, and psychosocial influences on men's greater susceptibility to heart disease.

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Contents

The Role of Stress and Genderrelated Factors in the Increase
1
The Population Health Context for Gender Stress and Cardiovascular
15
Population
39
Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Mortality in the Urban
69
Risk Factors and Inequality in Relation to Morbidity and Mortality
101
Sociodemographic and Behavioral Correlates of Depression
114
Alcohol Consumption Coping and the Gender Gap in Cardiovascular
130
Psychosocial and Behavioral Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases
153
The Role of a Macho
237
Gender Differences in Morbidity and Mortality Following a Major
251
Gender Differences in Response to Disaster Susan D Solomon
267
Differences between Western and Eastern
287
The Role of Pathogenic and Protective Dietary Factors
296
Interplay of Biological Psychological
314
Possible Causes of the Differences in Coronary Heart Disease
328
Atherogenic Effects of Radiation Galyna Plyushch
341

Gender Differences in Stress Experienced by Myocardial Infarction
172
PART ill Social Support Emotions and Health
185
A Study of East German
198
Gender Social Roles and Mental and Physical Health
211
What have we Learned So Far? Implications for Prevention
353
Author Index
364
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