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Obesity has become a major health problem in Western societies by increasing the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Although data on tracking of body mass index (BMI) are available,(More)
BACKGROUND It is insufficiently known if routine blood pressure (BP) measurement by school doctors has added predictive value for later hypertension and cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE To assess(More)
BACKGROUND The relation between cardiovascular risk factors and extent of atherosclerosis in middle-aged and elderly populations is well established. Autopsy studies have suggested that similar(More)