Adverse influences of alcohol, tobacco, and oral contraceptive use on cardiovascular risk factors during transition to adulthood.


Risk factors for cardiovascular disease were measured in 990 young adults, aged 17-24 years, in a 1982-1983 survey of the biracial (black-white) community of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Even after controlling for age and obesity, several lifestyle factors (cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and oral contraceptive use) were independently related (p less than 0… (More)