Hostility, social support, and carotid artery atherosclerosis in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study.

@article{Knox2000HostilitySS,
  title={Hostility, social support, and carotid artery atherosclerosis in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study.},
  author={Sarah S. Knox and Alan Adelman and Robert Curtis Ellison and Donna K Arnett and Kimberly D. Siegmund and Gerdi Weidner and Michael A. Province},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={86 10},
  pages={
          1086-9
        }
}
This cross-sectional study investigates the association of hostility and social support (measured by standardized instruments) to carotid artery atherosclerosis in men and women with a high familial risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and those with low to medium risk. The hypothesis was that high hostility and low social support would have a stronger association in subjects with a familial predisposition to CHD. There were 535 low- to medium-risk women, 491 low- to medium-risk men, 1,950… CONTINUE READING

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