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  • Writer's pictureGiulia Folli

Childhood Risk Factors and Adulthood Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

A comprehensive review of the literature on childhood risk factors and their associations with adulthood subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). Check it out.


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Although the evidence was fairly consistent in direction and magnitude for exposures such as childhood adiposity, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, significant gaps remain in the understanding of how childhood health and behaviors translate to the risk of adulthood CVD, particularly in lesser studied exposures like glycemic indicators, physical activity, diet quality, very early life course exposure, and population subgroups.

Supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health


Lindsay R Pool, PhD, Liliana Aguayo, PhD, Michal Brzezinski, PhD, Amanda M Perak, PhD, Matthew M Davis, PhD, Philip Greenland, PhD, Lifang Hou, PhD, Bradley S Marino, MD, Linda Van Horn, PhD, Lauren Wakschlag, PhD, Darwin Labarthe, PhD, Donald Lloyd-Jones, MS, Norrina B Allen, PhD

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