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Biokemistri
Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology
ISSN: 0795-8080
Vol. 25, No. 3, 2013, pp. 140-145
Bioline Code: bk13026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Biokemistri, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2013, pp. 140-145

 en Cardio-metabolic and prostatic diseases in Nigeria: isn’t what’s good for the goose good for the gander?
Ejike, Chukwunonso E.C.C

Abstract

Cardio-metabolic diseases prevalence is increasing globally and particularly in developing countries such as Nigeria. Socio-economic transformations in the affected regions have been blamed for the rising prevalence of these diseases. Prostatic diseases have also been shown to be as prevalent in Nigeria as they are in some developed countries, sparking worries of an impending ‘outbreak’ of morbid debility among the male population. Given the evidence, now available, of likely shared etiopathologic mechanisms linking both cardio-metabolic and prostatic diseases, it is worrisome that there exists a wide disparity in research output from Nigeria on both classes of diseases. This paper takes a cursory view of cardio-metabolic and prostatic diseases, examines the link between them, questions the yawning gap between them in terms of research output, and concludes that what’s good for the goose should be good for the gander.

Keywords
Cardio-metabolic diseases; prostatic diseases; etiopathologic mechanisms

 
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