Cadmium exposure and incident cardiovascular disease.

  title={Cadmium exposure and incident cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Maria Tellez-Plaza and Eliseo Guallar and Barbara V Howard and Jason G Umans and Kevin A. Francesconi and Walter Goessler and Ellen Kovner Silbergeld and Richard Blyton Devereux and Ana Navas-Aci{\'e}n},
  volume={24 3},
BACKGROUND Cadmium is a widespread toxic metal with potential cardiovascular effects, but no studies have evaluated cadmium and incident cardiovascular disease. We evaluated the association of urine cadmium concentration with cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality in a large population-based cohort. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study of 3348 American Indian adults 45-74 years of age from Arizona, Oklahoma, and North and South Dakota, who participated in the Strong Heart… CONTINUE READING


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