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How does starvation lead to coronary heart disease
You are right to question this; starvation does not cause coronary artery disease. It may cause however a form of cardiomyopathy ("dilated cardiomyopathy") that may lead to heart failure. A dilated cardiomyopathy , other than intrinsic heart disease, has many causes that might interest you:
Metabolic: endocrine diseases (eg, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, acromegaly, myxedema, hypoparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism), diabetes mellitus, electrolyte imbalance (eg, potassium, phosphate, magnesium)
Nutritional: thiamine deficiency (beriberi), protein deficiency, starvation, carnitine deficiency
Toxic: drugs, poisons, foods, anesthetic gases, heavy metals, ethanol
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