Family History of Modifiable Risk Factors and Association With Future Cardiovascular Disease

Christy N. Taylor, Dongyu Wang, Martin G. Larson, Emily S. Lau, Emelia J. Benjamin, Ralph B. D’agostino, Ramachandran S. Vasan, Daniel Levy, Susan Cheng, Jennifer E. Ho

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BACKGROUND: A parental history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) confers greater risk of future CVD among offspring. Whether the presence of parental modifiable risk factors contribute to or modify CVD risk in offspring is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 6278 parent– child trios in the multigenerational longitudinal Framingham Heart Study. We assessed parental history of CVD and modifiable risk factors (smoking, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia). Multivariable Cox models were used to evaluate the association of parental history and future CVD among offspring. Among 6278 individuals (mean age 45±11 years), 44% had at least 1 parent with history of CVD. Over a median follow-up of 15 years, 353 major CVD events occurred among offspring. Parental history of CVD conferred 1.7-fold increased hazard of future CVD (hazard ratio [HR], 1.71 [95% CI, 1.33– 2.21]). Parental obesity and smoking status were associated with higher hazard of future CVD (obesity: HR, 1.32 [95% CI, 1.06–1.64]; smoking: HR, 1.34 [95% CI, 1.07–1.68], attenuated after adjusting for offspring smoking status). By contrast, parental history of hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia were not associated with future CVD in offspring (P>0.05 for all). Furthermore, parental risk factors did not modify the association of parental CVD history on future offspring CVD risk. CONCLUSIONS: Parental history of obesity and smoking were associated with a higher hazard of future CVD in offspring. By contrast, other parental modifiable risk factors did not alter offspring CVD risk. In addition to parental CVD, the presence of parental obesity should prompt a focus on disease prevention.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Número de artículoe027881
PublicaciónJournal of the American Heart Association
EstadoPublished - mar 21 2023
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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