'New' risk factors for atherosclerotic diseases

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Abstract

Many potential 'new' risk factors may predispose to atherosclerotic diseases. The most promising currently seem to be fibrinogen, C-reactive protein and other inflammatory markers; hyperhomocysteinemia; low vitamin E intake; insulin resistance; lipoprotein(a); and fetal undernutrition. However, clinical trial proof of a causal role between several of these risk factors and CHD may be difficult to obtain unless selective interventions are developed to lower them. Certainly, current emphasis for primary and secondary prevention needs to focus on the established risk factors, particularly those for which clinical trial evidence has demonstrated interventions are efficacious for CHD prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-490
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Gerontology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1999

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Coronary disease
  • Epidemiology

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