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Varicose veins in tropical Africa.
Lancet 1977; 1(8015):791-2Lct

Abstract

1259 Tanzanians in a provincial town were examined for varicose veins. 5-5% (6-1% of men and 5-0% of women) of the 1000 people aged eighteen years and over had varicose veins. This prevalence is intermediate between that reported for minimally developed areas (0-1%-0-4%) and the age-adjusted rate reported for Michigan (12-3%). The Tanzanian diet included some refined carbohydrate, and the mean daily stool weight (228 g) indicated a fibre content intermediate between that of traditional African communities (490 g) and western countries (115 g). These findings are consistent with the hypothesis relating varicosities to a fibre-depleted diet. Life-long use of the squatting position for defaecation did not protect against the development of varicose veins.

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Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

66583

Citation

Richardson, J B., and M Dixon. "Varicose Veins in Tropical Africa." Lancet (London, England), vol. 1, no. 8015, 1977, pp. 791-2.
Richardson JB, Dixon M. Varicose veins in tropical Africa. Lancet. 1977;1(8015):791-2.
Richardson, J. B., & Dixon, M. (1977). Varicose veins in tropical Africa. Lancet (London, England), 1(8015), pp. 791-2.
Richardson JB, Dixon M. Varicose Veins in Tropical Africa. Lancet. 1977 Apr 9;1(8015):791-2. PubMed PMID: 66583.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Varicose veins in tropical Africa. AU - Richardson,J B, AU - Dixon,M, PY - 1977/4/9/pubmed PY - 1977/4/9/medline PY - 1977/4/9/entrez SP - 791 EP - 2 JF - Lancet (London, England) JO - Lancet VL - 1 IS - 8015 N2 - 1259 Tanzanians in a provincial town were examined for varicose veins. 5-5% (6-1% of men and 5-0% of women) of the 1000 people aged eighteen years and over had varicose veins. This prevalence is intermediate between that reported for minimally developed areas (0-1%-0-4%) and the age-adjusted rate reported for Michigan (12-3%). The Tanzanian diet included some refined carbohydrate, and the mean daily stool weight (228 g) indicated a fibre content intermediate between that of traditional African communities (490 g) and western countries (115 g). These findings are consistent with the hypothesis relating varicosities to a fibre-depleted diet. Life-long use of the squatting position for defaecation did not protect against the development of varicose veins. SN - 0140-6736 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/66583/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0140-6736(77)92971-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -