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Apparent absence of stroke and ischaemic heart disease in a traditional Melanesian island: a clinical study in Kitava.

J. Intern. Med. 1993 Mar;233(3):269-75.
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On the island of Kitava, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, a subsistence lifestyle, uninfluenced by western dietary habits, is still maintained. Tubers, fruit, fish and coconut are dietar...moking. ST items (MC 4.2 and 4.3) were found in two females and Q items (MC 1.1.2, 1.3.2 and 1.3.3) in three males. Stroke and ischaemic heart disease appear to be absent in this population.

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