The primary purposes of this article are to highlight important issues related to cardiovascular risk factors and behavior lifestyles in young women and to examine racial (black-white) differences in risk factors that relate to cardiovascular disease.
In childhood, some girls show cardiovascular risk factors of higher blood pressure levels, dyslipidemia, and obesity, all of which continue into young adulthood.
Factors that contribute to abnormal risk factors are a high-saturated fat diet, excess energy intake related to inactivity, and cigarette smoking.
Trends of obesity are documented ; and young white girls are continuing to use tobacco, more so than boys and black girls.
Although the onset of clinical cardiovascular disease is delayed in women, the stage is set in childhood for the development of early cardiovascular risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie, Facteur risque, Dépistage, Critère âge, Race, Noir américain, Etiopathogénie, Qualité vie, Femelle, Etude comparative, Evaluation, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Education santé, Bogalusa Heart Study
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heart disease, Risk factor, Medical screening, Age criterion, Race, Black American, Etiopathogenesis, Quality of life, Female, Comparative study, Evaluation, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Health education
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Cote : 98-0054083
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 14/05/1998.