Inflammation is implicated in various diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Despite increasing interest in the role of childhood and adolescent exposures in later-life disease, little is known about the long-term implications of early inflammation. Here, we evaluate the association of inflammation in late adolescence as measured by erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) with cause-specific mortality among ostensibly healthy men assessed for conscription in the Swedish military.
Kantor ED, Udumyan R, Giovannucci EL, et al. Association of Blood Marker of Inflammation in Late Adolescence With Premature Mortality. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 03, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2835
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