Cardiovascular risk factors among children of men with premature myocardial infarction

R. S. Levine, C. H. Hennekens, B. Rosner, J. Gourley, H. Gelband, M. J. Jesse

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Abstract

The possible association between fasting glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride, blood pressure, and body weight in children and the early occurrance of paternal myocardial infarction (Ml) was explored by examination of 91 children of 38 fathers who had experienced Ml before they were 50 years old and 86 children of 39 healthy fathers. The only variables significantly associated with paternal Ml were childhood cholesterol (P = .003) and glucose (P = .006). The results are consistent with the hypothesis that elevated childhood cholesterol levels offer a mechanism whereby family history predicts future risk of coronary heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-60
Number of pages3
JournalPublic Health Reports
Volume96
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 29 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Myocardial Infarction
Fathers
Cholesterol
Glucose
Hypercholesterolemia
Coronary Disease
Fasting
Triglycerides
Body Weight
Blood Pressure

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Levine, R. S., Hennekens, C. H., Rosner, B., Gourley, J., Gelband, H., & Jesse, M. J. (1981). Cardiovascular risk factors among children of men with premature myocardial infarction. Public Health Reports, 96(1), 58-60.

Cardiovascular risk factors among children of men with premature myocardial infarction. / Levine, R. S.; Hennekens, C. H.; Rosner, B.; Gourley, J.; Gelband, H.; Jesse, M. J.

In: Public Health Reports, Vol. 96, No. 1, 29.08.1981, p. 58-60.

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Levine, RS, Hennekens, CH, Rosner, B, Gourley, J, Gelband, H & Jesse, MJ 1981, 'Cardiovascular risk factors among children of men with premature myocardial infarction', Public Health Reports, vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 58-60.
Levine RS, Hennekens CH, Rosner B, Gourley J, Gelband H, Jesse MJ. Cardiovascular risk factors among children of men with premature myocardial infarction. Public Health Reports. 1981 Aug 29;96(1):58-60.
Levine, R. S. ; Hennekens, C. H. ; Rosner, B. ; Gourley, J. ; Gelband, H. ; Jesse, M. J. / Cardiovascular risk factors among children of men with premature myocardial infarction. In: Public Health Reports. 1981 ; Vol. 96, No. 1. pp. 58-60.
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