Atherosclerosis begins in childhood and culminates in clinical coronary heart disease (CHD) in middle age and later. The risk factors for adult CHD (dyslipidemia, smoking, hypertension, obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, and male sex) are associated with more rapid progression of the early and intermediate stages of atherosclerosis between 15 and 34 years of age. Long range prevention of atherosclerosis and its clinical sequelae should begin in childhood or adolescence, or at least in young adulthood.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine