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The unassailable proposition that the child is father to the man has stimulated Dr. Gerald Berenson and his colleagues to pursue, in Bogalusa, Louisiana, a community study of the childhood pattern of risk factors known to be associated with adult cardiovascular disease. The mere fact that this derivative approach was followed says a great deal about the limitations of current scientific insight. Nonetheless, well-documented and precise information about the blood pressure and lipid levels, as well as the anthropometric status, of a representative group of children is, in itself, a substantial achievement. Ultimately, however, for this approach to have practical
Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children. The Early Natural History of Atherosclerosis and Essential Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. ;93:939. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-6-939_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(6):939.
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