Cardiovascular Continuum Chapter 5

Cardiovascular disease begins in childhood

Obesity in childhood lays the ground for heart and arterial disease. Studies have found that teenagers can develop well-established fatty streaks (the precursors to plaque) in their coronary artery walls, and that even children as young as 10 can have the artery-narrowing plaque that may lead to heart attacks and strokes. Children with high blood cholesterol are likely to remain at risk of elevated blood cholesterol as they grow older.

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