The Fat Lady Slims

Question 301

What are western diseases?


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Dr Albert Schweitzer, Preface to Cancer: Nature, Cause and Cure, by Dr
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Samual Hutton, Health Conditions and Disease Incidence among the Eskimos of Labrador, 1925

Cleave, The Saccharine Disease - Conditions caused by the Taking of Refined Carbohydrates, such as Sugar and White Flour, 1974

"Blood pressures in Nairobi correlated with duration of urban residence. In the rural area men showed a negligible rise in blood pressure with age, and both sexes showed a significantly smaller rise than in the urban area" Poulter, N., Khaw, K. T., Hopwood, B. E., Mugambi, M., Peart, W. S., Rose, G., & Sever, P. S. (1984). Blood pressure and its correlates in an African tribe in urban and rural environments. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 38(3), 181–185. doi:10.1136/jech.38.3.181