Presence of risk factors at middle age defines future cardiovascular risk

Risk factors present at middle age define an individual’s lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease, according to results from a meta-analysis conducted by U.S. researchers.

Key Point: Risk factors present at middle age predict lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease, which reinforces the importance of preventive care.

As part of the Cardiovascular Lifetime Risk Pooling Project, 4 risk factors—hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking—were assessed in a pooled analysis of 257,000 subjects followed for at least 10 years from 18 longitudinal studies performed over the past 50 years.

Cardiovascular diseases have assumed epidemic proportions in India, according to a review article published on behalf of the Indian Council of Medical Research in 2010. It’s estimated that at least 1.6 million people in India died in 2010 due to...

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