PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health
Cardiovascular Diseases | International Public Health | Public Health
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This public health brief draws attention to the issue of ischemic heart disease that is currently plaguing Panama. Due largely to the dietary culture of the country, ischemic heart disease remains the number one health-related killer of Panamanians. Over the past few decades, there has been a stark increase in the amount of processed foods that are becoming a large part of the diets of western nations, and Panama has become no stranger to this trend. Although there have been great strides made in the treatment of ischemic heart disease, Panama still has a long road ahead of itself before the disease is eradicated. With joint efforts between the Panamanian government and its people, ischemic heart disease can soon become part of the country’s history.
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Ligeza, Alexander R.. "Panama: Ischemic Heart Disease" (2018). Global Public Health.
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