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Cardiovascular Risk in Young Persons: Secondary or Primordial Prevention?

Gerald S. Berenson; and Sathanur R. Srinivasan
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From The Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, New Orleans, LA 70112, and Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank the children and families who made the Bogalusa Heart Study possible.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M10-1343.

Requests for Single Reprints: Gerald S. Berenson, MD, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; e-mail, berenson@tulane.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Berenson and Srinivasan: 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Ann Intern Med. 2010;153(3):202-203. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-153-3-201008030-00012
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In this issue, Pletcher and colleagues (1) study the risk factor burden of serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides associated with coronary artery calcification detected by electron-beam computed tomography. They use valuable observations collected over 20 years from the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study.

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