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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Public health reports|
|State||Published - Aug 29 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health