Adolescent overweight and future adult coronary heart disease.

  title={Adolescent overweight and future adult coronary heart disease.},
  author={Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Pamela G. Coxson and Mark J. Pletcher and James M Lightwood and L. Elizabeth Goldman},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={357 23},
BACKGROUND The effect of adolescent overweight on future adult coronary heart disease (CHD) is not known. METHODS We estimated the prevalence of obese 35-year-olds in 2020 on the basis of adolescent overweight in 2000 and historical trends regarding overweight adolescents who become obese adults. We then used the CHD Policy Model, a state-transition computer simulation of U.S. residents who are 35 years of age or older, to project the annual excess incidence and prevalence of CHD, the total… 

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