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The next stage of the programme of work with industry will include the For example, expertise in marketing, following: advertising and brand promotion could » Establishing targets for specific categories of foods, especially those making be offered to strengthen public aware- the greatest contribution to population salt intakes; proposed targets have ness and education campaigns. It was keeping her from working on her land and taking care of her teenage granddaughter. As for many poor Indians, a visit to hospital was out of reach, for both economic and geographical reasons. Soon after the first symptoms appeared, Kuzhanthiammal heard of an eye diagnostic camp that was taking place at a nearby village. She decided to attend, and within a few minutes was diagnosed and registered for free cataract surgery at the Madwai Aravind Eye Hospital the Name Kuzhanthiammal following week. Some 70% of Aravind’s eye patients are charity cases; the 30% who are paying customers support these free sight-restoring operations. The hospital also sells abroad three quarters of the lenses it produces, to help finance its activities. Now 67 years old, Kuzhanthiammal success- fully underwent surgery on her other eye a few months ago. The World Heart wide range of chronic disease pre- Federation, for example, initiated the World Heart Day programme in vention and control issues (see spot- the year 2000 to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease pre- light, left). In addition, they occupy vention and control, particularly in low and middle income countries. In 2000, 63 countries and 103 World Heart parallel to or in partnership with Federation member organizations participated by running national government and the private sector. By 2004, more than 100 countries were involved and Sometimes, civil society takes the 312 members and partners ran national activities. It can uted the World Heart Day materials to its 175 regional offices and to stimulate efforts by: 7500 schools. An audience of 365 million read- dissemination of information; ers, viewers and listeners was reached internationally (in the English promoting public debate; language alone). The day is marked worldwide by the 185 member associations of the Federation in more than 145 encouraging policy-makers to countries, as well as by other associations and organizations, health- translate evidence into action; care professionals and individuals with an interest in diabetes. The organizing campaigns and Federation produces a variety of support materials for its member events that stimulate action by associations which in turn distribute them to people with diabetes all stakeholders; and their families, the general public, health-care professionals and improving health-care service the media, as well as to local and national decision-makers. Coordinated action is needed among the organizations of the United Nations system, intergovernmental bodies, nongovernmental organizations, professional associations, research institutions and private sector entities. These provide the basis for tak- ing international action in support of regional and national efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases and their common risk factors. The global goal of saving 36 million lives by the year 2015 can be achieved with urgent, coordinated action. A range of effective interventions for chronic disease prevention and control exist, and many countries have already made major reductions in chronic disease death rates through their implementation. In low income countries, it is vital that supportive poli- cies are put in place now to reduce risks and curb the epidemics before they take hold. In countries with estab- lished chronic disease problems, additional measures are needed not only to prevent the diseases through popula- tion wide and individual risk reduction but also to manage illness and prevent complications. Taking up the challenge for chronic disease prevention and control, especially in the context of competing priori- ties, requires courage and ambition. On the other hand, the failure to use available knowledge about chronic dis- ease prevention and control is unjustified, and recklessly endangers future generations. There is simply no excuse for allowing chronic diseases to continue taking millions of lives each year when the scientific understanding of how to prevent these deaths is available now. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, Control Noncommunicable Diseases in Tonga. Geneva, World Health nutrition-related chronic diseases and obesity: examples from 14 Organization, 2004 (http://www. A set of relatively These socioeconomic variables show clear historical simple models was used to project future health trends relationships with mortality rates, and may be regarded under various scenarios, based largely on projections of as indirect, or distal, determinants of health. In addition, a economic and social development, and using the histori- fourth variable, tobacco use, was included in the projec- cally observed relationships of these to cause-specific tions for cancers, cardiovascular diseases and chronic mortality rates. The data inputs for the projection mod- respiratory diseases, because of its overwhelming impor- els have been updated to take account of the greater tance in determining trends for these causes. This latter vari- changes to current transmission rates due to increased able captures the effects of accumulating knowledge and prevention efforts.

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Certain oils, such as blackcurrant seed oil and evening primrose oil, are high in γ-linolenic acid (18:3n-6), which is an intermediate in the conversion of linoleic acid to arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is formed from linoleic acid in animal cells, but not plant cells, and is present in the diet in small amounts in meat, poultry, and eggs. Polyunsaturated fatty acids have been reported to contribute approxi- mately 5 to 7 percent of total energy intake in diets of adults (Allison et al. Most (approximately 85 to 90 percent) n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are consumed in the form of linoleic acid. Other n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as arachidonic acid and γ-linolenic acid, are present in small amounts in the diet. Vegetable oils such as soybean and flax- seed oils contain high amounts of α-linolenic acid. These findings are similar to that reported by Kris-Etherton and coworkers (2000), who also reported that the average intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was approximately 0. Therefore, foods that are contributors of trans fatty acids include pastries, fried foods (e. Human milk contains approximately 1 to 5 percent of total energy as trans fatty acids (Table 8-7) and similarly, infant formulas contain approximately 1 to 3 per- cent (Ratnayake et al. Dietary Intake Estimating the amount of trans fatty acids in the food supply has been hampered by the lack of an accurate and comprehensive database from which to derive the data and the trend towards the reformulation of prod- ucts over the past decade to reduce levels. Additionally, the variability in the trans fatty acid content of foods within a food category is extensive and can introduce substantial error when the calculations are based on food fre- quency questionnaires that heavily rely on the grouping of similar foods (Innis et al. The lower estimated intakes tended to be derived from food frequency data, whereas the higher estimated intakes tended to be derived from food availability data. More recent data from food frequency questionnaires collected in the United States suggest aver- age trans fatty acid intakes of 1. The average intake of cis-9,trans-11 octadecadienoic acid in a small group of Canadians was recently estimated to be about 95 mg/d (Ens et al. Estimates from informa- tion on foods purchased, however, are higher than estimates from reported food intake data; therefore, the two data sets are not comparable. Several hun- dred studies have been conducted to assess the effect of saturated fatty acids on serum cholesterol concentration. No association between saturated fatty acid intake and coronary deaths was observed in the Zutphen Study or the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study (Kromhout and de Lezenne Coulander, 1984; Pietinen et al. Although all saturated fatty acids were originally considered to be asso- ciated with increased adverse health outcomes, including increased blood cholesterol concentrations, it later became apparent that saturated fatty acids differ in their metabolic effects (e. While palmitic, lauric, and myristic acids increase cholesterol concentrations (Mensink et al. How- ever, it is impractical at the current time to make recommendations for saturated fatty acids on the basis of individual fatty acids. A number of studies have demonstrated a positive associa- tion between serum cholesterol concentration and the incidence of mor- tality (Conti et al. The Poland and United States Collaborative Study on Cardiovascular Epidemiology showed an increased risk for cancer with low serum cholesterol concentrations in Poland, but not in the United States (Rywik et al. It was concluded that various nutritional and non-nutritional factors (obesity, smoking, alcohol use) were confounding factors, resulting in the differences observed between the two countries. As a specific example, body fat was shown to have a “U” shaped relation to mortality (Yao et al. A number of studies have attempted to ascertain the relation- ship between saturated fatty acid intake and body mass index, and these results are mixed. Saturated fatty acid intake was shown to be positively associated with body mass index or percent of body fat (Doucet et al. In contrast, no relationship was observed for saturated fatty acid intake and body weight (González et al. Epidemiological studies have been conducted to ascertain the association between the intake of saturated fatty acids and the risk of diabetes. Several large epidemio- logical studies, however, showed increased risk of diabetes with increased intake of saturated fatty acids (Feskens et al. The Normative Aging Study found that a diet high in saturated fatty acids was an independent predictor for both fasting and postprandial insulin concentration (Parker et al.

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The macrophages Asian sub-continent have a 40 times greater incidence of can phagocytose the organisms, but mycobacterial cell Chapter 3: Respiratory infections 103 wall components interfere with the fusion of the lyso- Secondary tuberculosis somes with the phagocytic vacuole, so that the bacteria r Secondary tuberculosis is a reactivation of infection can survive intracellularly. It may occur at any time from weeks just below the pleura in the apex of the upper lobe or up to years after the original infection. It matory process forms the ‘Ghon focus’ usually just differs from primary infection in its immunopathol- beneath the pleura. The lymph nodes are rarely involved, and there is lymph nodes at the lung hilum, and excite an immune reactivation of the immune response in the tissues. This pattern forms the primary r Inthelung,thebacteriahaveapreferencefortheapices complex with infection at the periphery of the lung (higher pO2), and form an apical lung lesion known and enlarged peribronchial lymph nodes. It begins as a small caseating r The outcome of the primary infection depends on the tuberculous granuloma, histologically similar to the balance between the virulence of the organism and Ghon focus, with destruction of lung tissue and cavi- the strength of the host response (see Table 3. T cells are re-induced by the secondary infec- the host can mount an active cell mediated immune tion, with activation of macrophages, and exactly as response the infection may be completely cleared. Collagen is healing of the apical region with collagen de- is deposited around these, often becoming calcified. This is called a ‘progres- tissue, thinning of the collagen wall and increasing sive primary infection’. Coughing disperses these bacilli into the at- Poor immune system eg Good immune response, e. Without malnutrition, extremes of healthy immunised treatment, extensive caseating lesions develop rapidly, age, intercurrent disease individual leading to a high mortality. This disease is sometimes Use of appropriate antibiotics called ‘galloping consumption’. By that time there may be no evidence of tu- comesinfectedbymiliarydisseminationwithmultiple berculosis elsewhere. If a lesion erodes a pulmonary vein, there may be systemic miliary dissemination, for ex- Clinical features ample to the meninges, spleen, liver, the choroid and 1 Primary tuberculosis is usually asymptomatic, occa- the bone marrow. The hypersensitivity reaction may produce patient mounts a good immune response, organisms atransient pleural effusion or erythema nodosum. The outstanding Chapter 3: Respiratory infections 105 features are fever (drenching night sweats are rare) be normal, as tubercles are not visible until they are and cough productive of mucoid, purulent or blood 1–2 mm. Microscopy Formal culture of material is the only way of accu- The characteristic lesion, the tubercle (granuloma) con- rately determining virulence and antibiotic sensitivity sists of a central area of caseous tissue necrosis within and should be attempted in every case, results may which are viable mycobacteria. It relies on the hypersensitivity reaction, usually heals spontaneously but occasionally may per- and is rarely helpful in the diagnosis of tuberculosis: sist giving rise to bronchiectasis particularly of the i The Tine test and Heaf test are for screening: 4/6 middle lobe (Brock’s Syndrome). If the spots are confluent, logicalfractures,particularlyofthespinetogetherwith the test is positive, indicating exposure. The reaction is read at Investigations 48–72 hours and is said to be positive if the indura- r An abnormal chest X-ray is often found incidentally tion is 10 mm or more in diameter, negative if less in the absence of symptoms, but it is very rare for a than 5 mm. The X-ray shows purified protein derivative this can indicate active patchy or nodular shadowing in the upper zone with infection requiring treatment. In an immunocom- fibrosis and loss of volume; calcification and cavita- promised host (such as chronic renal failure, lym- tion may also be present. Human immunity depends largely on the haemag- niazid, ethambutol and pyrazinamide, and a further glutinin (H) antigen and the neuraminidase (N) antigen 4months of rifampicin and isoniazid alone. Major shifts in these antigenic re- taken 30 minutes before breakfast to aid absorption. Thesecancauseapandemic,whereasantigenicdrift organism is sensitive for a full 6 months to avoid de- causes the milder annual epidemics. Other upper and lower respiratory symptoms to6weeks after birth (without prior skin testing) in ar- may develop. Individuals are infective for 1 day prior to eas with a high incidence of tuberculosis. Less commonly, secondary Five per cent of patients do not respond to therapy, only Staph.

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