Childbearing, child-rearing, cardiovascular risk factors, and progression of carotid intima-media thickness: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study.

@article{Skilton2010ChildbearingCC,
  title={Childbearing, child-rearing, cardiovascular risk factors, and progression of carotid intima-media thickness: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study.},
  author={Michael R Skilton and F. Bonnet and Lisa M Begg and Markus Juonala and Mika K{\"a}h{\"o}nen and Terho Lehtim{\"a}ki and Jorma S. A. Viikari and Olli T. Raitakari},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={1332-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Parity is associated with the risk of clinical cardiovascular events and the severity of preclinical atherosclerosis in older subjects. We sought to determine whether childbearing is associated with concurrent changes in cardiovascular risk factors and the progression of carotid intima-media thickness. METHODS We examined the association between the number of children born during a 6-year period and concurrent changes in cardiovascular risk factors and progression of… CONTINUE READING

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