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Heart disease and South Asians 50 years later: a time for change
  1. V S Rambihar1,
  2. S P Rambihar2,
  3. V S Rambihar3
  1. 1Department of Medicine, The Scarborough Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  2. 2Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3University of Toronto Medical School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Vivian S Rambihar, # 3302, 3000 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto, Ontario M1P 2V1, Canada; vivian.rambihar{at}

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To the Editor: Chen and Whitlock mention differences in risk for heart disease among South Asians, Chinese and others, in seeking to unveil the causes of heart disease in China, regionally and globally.1 Continuing disparities and high rates of diabetes and premature heart disease continue among the 25 million South Asians abroad and the 1.3 billion in South Asia, with initial low rates in China and the Chinese diaspora now increasing.

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