Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—The Bogalusa Heart Study1 recently provided new evidence linking serum lipid
concentrations and obesity in children and young adults with a family history
of coronary heart disease (CHD). Prevention of CHD, a major health problem
in the developed world, may be based on a decrease of exposure to the known
risk factors in the population or on selective search for high-risk individuals
and more aggressive manipulation of their risk factors. As suggested by the
Editorial,2 interventions beginning in early
childhood are probably effective, safe, and feasible.
Lagström H, Niinikoski H, Lapinleimu H, Viikari J, Rönnemaa T, Simell O. Modifying Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Children: Is It Ever Too Early to Start?. JAMA. 1998;279(16):1261–1262. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-16-jac80007
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