The effect of known cardiovascular risk factors on carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity in school-aged children: a population based twin study.

@article{Mccloskey2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of known cardiovascular risk factors on carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity in school-aged children: a population based twin study.},
  author={Kate Mccloskey and Cong Jie Sun and Angela Pezic and Jenny A Cochrane and Ruth Morley and Peter Vuillermin and David Burgner and Terence Dwyer and Anne-Louise Ponsonby},
  journal={Journal of developmental origins of health and disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={307-13}
}
Childhood cardiovascular risk factors affect vascular function long before overt cardiovascular disease. Twin studies provide a unique opportunity to examine the influence of shared genetic and environmental influences on childhood cardiovascular function. We examined the relationship between birth parameters, markers of adiposity, insulin resistance, lipid profile and blood pressure and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), a validated non-invasive measure of arterial stiffness in a… CONTINUE READING