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Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case for Cohort Studies

  • Michelle D. Holmes mail,

    michelle.holmes@channing.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Shona Dalal,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jimmy Volmink,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Clement A. Adebamowo,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

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  • Marina Njelekela,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Wafaie W. Fawzi,

    Affiliation: Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Walter C. Willett,

    Affiliation: Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Hans-Olov Adami

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Intitutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: May 11, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000244

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