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Department of Health in England’s Information Standard Scheme sources

The MHF is committed to fully participating in the Department of Health in England’s Information Standard Scheme for health and social care information. We intend to comply with all aspects and requirements of the Scheme Standard.

A list of sources for the Heart mini-manual follows:

Healthy Eating (page 3):
• Bray, GA, for the DASH Collaborative Group, "The Effect of Dietary Patterns on Blood Pressure: Results From the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Clinical Trial." Current Concepts in Hypertension, November, 1998, 4-5

Heavy weight Issues (page 4): 40 inches:
• Lawrence de Koning; Merchant, AT; Pogue, J; Anand, SS (2007). "Waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio as predictors of cardiovascular events: meta-regression analysis of prospective studies". European Heart Journal 28 (7): 850.

Good Gut Size: Impact of Obesity (page 5)
• Mokdad AH, Ford ES, Bowman BA, Dietz WH, Vinicor F, Bales VS, Marks JS: Prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and obesity-related health risk factors, 2001. JAMA 289:76–79, 2003

Coronary Heart Disease (page 6):
• Underwood and Cross, James, (2009). General ans Systematic Pathology. London: Churchhill livingstone. pp. 279.

Y Chromosome (page 7):

Blood Pressure (page 8):
• Lakka TA, Salonen R, Kaplan GA, Salonen JT. 1999 Blood pressure and the progression of carotid atherosclerosis in middle aged men. Hypertension. 34:51–56.

High blood pressure is more common among people of African-Caribbean descent (page 8): •
• Klag MJ, Whelton PK, Randall BL, Neaton JD, Branccati FL, Stamler J. 1997 End-stage renal disease in African American and white men; 16-year MRFIT findings. JAMA. 227:1293–1298.

Alcohol (page 12):
• Prospective study of alcohol drinking patterns and coronary heart disease in women and men, Centre for Alcohol Research, National Institute of Public Health, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Dk-1399 Copenhagen, Denmark, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Research Center, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA, Accepted March 7, 2006.

Quit Smoking (page 14):
• Peto, R., Smoking and death: the past 40 years and the next 40. BMJ, 1994. 309(6959): p. 937-9.

Erectile Dysfunction in Smokers (page 15-16):
• Millett C, Wen LM, Rissel C, et al. Smoking and erectile dysfunction: findings from a representative sample of Australian men. Tobacco Control 2006; 15: 136–139. doi: 10.1136/tc.2005.015545Gades NM, Nehra A, Jacobson DJ et al. Association between smoking and erectile dysfunction: a population-based study. Am J Epidemiol. 2005; 161: 346-351.

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