Dyslipidemia Raising Risk for CVD Among Young American Indians

Dyslipidemia is associated with subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) among young American Indians, according to a study published online March 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Jessica A. Reese, Ph.D., from the Center for American Indian Health Research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and colleagues conducted a family-based, prospective cohort study of CVD in an American Indian population (Strong Heart Family Study [SHFS]). A total of 1,440 SHFS participants, aged 15 to 39 years at baseline examination in 2001 to 2003, were enrolled. Lipids were measured after fasting for 12 hours. Plaque was detected at baseline and follow-up in 2006 to 2009, and incident CVD events were identified through 2020.

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