JAMA Cardiology found that cumulative exposure to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol during young adulthood and middle age was linked with greater odds for cardiovascular events, specifically coronary heart disease, later in life. The findings, based on data from the analysis of four studies encompassing 18,288 individuals, indicate that "maintaining an optimal level of LDL-C throughout young adulthood and middle age can minimize the lifetime risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease," the researchers said."/> JAMA Cardiology found that cumulative exposure to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol during young adulthood and middle age was linked with greater odds for cardiovascular events, specifically coronary heart disease, later in life. The findings, based on data from the analysis of four studies encompassing 18,288 individuals, indicate that "maintaining an optimal level of LDL-C throughout young adulthood and middle age can minimize the lifetime risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease," the researchers said."/> Early cholesterol level may affect CVD risk later

Early cholesterol level may affect CVD risk later

2021-09-24

A study in JAMA Cardiology found that cumulative exposure to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol during young adulthood and middle age was linked with greater odds for cardiovascular events, specifically coronary heart disease, later in life. The findings, based on data from the analysis of four studies encompassing 18,288 individuals, indicate that "maintaining an optimal level of LDL-C throughout young adulthood and middle age can minimize the lifetime risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease," the researchers said.

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