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EPI|LIFESTYLE 2018 Scientific Sessions

Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

March 20 – 23, 2018 | Sheraton New Orleans | New Orleans, La.

This is where you will find in-depth interviews and a closer look at the science presented at EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions.

For coverage from previous years, visit our archive page.

Wednesday, March 21

Circulating Levels of Natural Killer Cells and Monocyte Subsets Are Associated With Higher Systolic Blood Pressure: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Margaret F. Doyle | University of Vermont, Colchester, VT

Retinal Signs Are Associated With Increased 20-Year Dementia Risk in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
Jennifer A. Deal | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Critical Periods in Cardiovascular Health Across the Life Course: A Pooled Cohort Analysis
Norrina B Allen | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Friends Make Children Less Sedentary but Neighborhoods Make Them More Active
Tracie Barnett | INRS-Ctr Armand-Frappier/CR du CHU Saiinte-Justine, Laval/Montreal, QC, Canada

Comparative Effectiveness of Direct Oral Anticoagulants and Warfarin on Risk of Bleeding Resulting in Hospitalization Among Venous Thromboembolism Patients
Pamela L Lutsey | University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Diet Quality and Lifetime Risk of Total Cardiovascular Disease in US Adults
Victor W. Zhong | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Associations of Monounsaturated Fatty Acids From Plant and Animal Sources With Total and Cardiovascular Mortality Risk
Marta Guasch | Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Other studies covered on Tuesday/Wednesday


Thursday, March 22

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Elevated Biomarkers of Chronic Myocardial Injury May Identify African Americans With a Very High Risk for Heart Failure Development: Findings From The Jackson Heart Study
Ambarish Pandey | UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Life-course Cardiovascular Risk Mobility in the International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium
Benjamin D Pollock, Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas, TX

Natural History of Obesity Subphenotypes: Dynamic Changes Over Two Decades and Prognosis in the Framingham Heart Study
Justin B Echouffo Tcheugui | Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, MA

Socioeconomic Trajectories Across the Life Course and Risk of All-cause and Cardiovascular Mortality: Prospective Findings From the Moli-sani Study
Marialaura Bonaccio | IRCCS NEUROMED, Pozzilli, Italy

  • RESULTS: Released after presentation
  • Bonaccio's Abstract
Stamler Award Finalists

Associations of Smoke-Free Policies With Blood Pressure Changes in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
Stephanie Mayne | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Tracking Lifestyle Behaviors, Healthcare Access, and Healthcare Quality for Cardiometabolic Diseases at the State-Level From 1990-2016
Marissa B Reitsma | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA

  • RESULTS: Released after presentation
  • Reitsma's Abstract

Prevalence and Predictors of Cholesterol Screening, Awareness, and Statin Treatment Among Individuals With Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the U.S. (1999-2014)
Emily M Bucholz, Boston Childrens Hospital, Boston, MA

Derivation and Validation of a Novel Risk Equation for 10-year Risk of Incident Heart Failure in the General US Population
Sadiya S Khan, Northwestern University, Oak Park, IL

Cost-effectiveness of Financial Incentives for Improving Diet Through Medicare and Medicaid
Yujin Lee | Tufts University, Boston, MA

Other studies covered on Thursday


Friday, March 23

30-year Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents With Severe Obesity: Benefit of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS)
Justin R Ryder, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Accelerometer-measured Light Physical Activity is Heart Healthy in Older Women: The OPACH Study
Andrea Z LaCroix | University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity, and Television Viewing Before Pregnancy and Risk of Gestational Diabetes: A Longitudinal Analysis From the CARDIA Study
Kara M Whitaker, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Adherence to a DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Dietary Pattern and Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Casey M. Rebholz | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Other studies covered Friday