About the authors

Dr Judith Mackay MBChB, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Eng)

Dr Judith Mackay is a medical doctor based in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, and a Senior Policy Adviser to the World Health Organization. After an early career as a hospital physician, she became a health advocate. She is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and of London, and an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology. Dr Mackay has received many international awards, including the WHO Commemorative Medal, the Fries Prize for Improving Health, the Luther Terry Award for Outstanding Individual Leadership, the International Partnering for World Health Award, and the Founding International Achievement Award from the Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco. She is the author of The Tobacco Atlas, The State of Health Atlas and The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior.

Dr George A. Mensah MD, FACC, FACP, FESC

Dr George Mensah is acting director, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and chief of the Cardiovascular Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and clinical professor of medicine and cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology, and a foundation fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Recent honours include the Distinguished Research Award of the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, the 25th Bernard Pimstone Memorial Lecturer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and the National Heart Foundation of Australia Lecturer at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Cardiac Societies of Australia and New Zealand.

Part 1

Cardiovascular Disease

Part 1

Cardiovascular Disease

Your Heart and Nutrition

Your Heart and Nutrition

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