Association of age at menarche with cardiovascular risk factors, vascular structure, and function in adulthood: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study.

@article{Kivimki2008AssociationOA,
  title={Association of age at menarche with cardiovascular risk factors, vascular structure, and function in adulthood: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study.},
  author={Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Debbie A Lawlor and George Davey Smith and Marko Elovainio and Markus Jokela and Liisa Keltikangas-J{\"a}rvinen and Jussi Vahtera and Leena Taittonen and Markus Juonala and Jorma Viikari and Olli T. Raitakari},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={1876-82}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether age at menarche is an independent determinant of future cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine whether menarcheal age is an independent predictor of body mass index (BMI) and a wide range of cardiovascular risk factors in adolescence and adulthood. DESIGN We examined the associations of menarcheal age with BMI (in kg/m(2)) and other cardiovascular risk factors in adolescence and adulthood in a population-based sample of 794 female adolescents… CONTINUE READING