Cardiovascular health in childhood: A statement for health professionals from the Committee on Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and Obesity in the Young (AHOY) of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association.

@article{Williams2002CardiovascularHI,
  title={Cardiovascular health in childhood: A statement for health professionals from the Committee on Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and Obesity in the Young (AHOY) of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association.},
  author={Christine L. Williams and Laura L Hayman and Stephen Robert Daniels and Thomas N Robinson and Julia Steinberger and Stephen M. Paridon and Terry L. Bazzarre},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2002},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={
          143-60
        }
}
Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for close to half a million deaths each year. During the past two decades, convincing evidence has emerged that links defined risk factors in adults with an accelerated atherosclerotic process. Pathological data have shown that atherosclerosis begins in childhood and that the extent of atherosclerotic change in children and young adults can be correlated with the presence of the same risk factors… CONTINUE READING

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