Cardiovascular risk begins in childhood: a time for action.

  title={Cardiovascular risk begins in childhood: a time for action.},
  author={Gerald Berenson},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={37 1 Suppl},
p eart disease is the major cause of death worldwide. Pediatric cardiovascular epidemiologic studies over the past 4 decades have clearly hown that precursors of coronary artery disease, hyertension, and type 2 diabetes all originate in childood. Further, cardiovascular risk factors, evidence of ubclinical, asymptomatic cardiovascular lesions, can be… CONTINUE READING