This book addresses the causes of coronary arterial disease. There is good evidence that lesions may appear in the coronary arteries of infants and children, even to the point at times of calcium deposits in 'normal' subjects at birth. The hazards of an environment replete with calcium, phosphorus and steroids are emphasized. Current trends in increased consumption of Vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus in the light of environmental surfeit are questioned.
Hywel Davies, M.D., FRCP, FACC is a retired cardiologist from Papworth Hospital. He served as Chief of Cardiology at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Denver.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1. Coronary Disease, Ancient and Modern; 2. The Beginning of Atherosclerosis; 3. Atherogenesis and the Coronary Arteries of Childhood; 4. Infant Feeding and Adult Health; 5. Cow's Milk, Human Babies; 6. Calcium, Phosphorus and the Artery; 7. Vitamin D: Necessary Supplement or Environmental Hazard?; 8. Examples of Calcium and/or Vitamin D Excess; 9. A Sea of Steroids; 10. Cholesterol; 11. Other Mechanisms; 12. Credo; References; Appendices; Index.