Friday, March 16, 2012
|Traditional Risk Factors (8:30 a.m. PST)|
|Residential Proximity to Major Roadways is Associated with Increased Risk of Hypertension among Post-Menopausal Women: Results from the San Diego Cohort of the Women’s Health Initiative |
Kipruto Kirwa, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
|Genetics Epidemiology/Drug Safety (10:30 a.m. PST)|
|Cardioprotective Medication Use Among People with Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction: The REasons for Racial And Geographic Differences in Stroke Study |
Emily B. Levitan, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
|Novel Biomarkers/Environmental Agents (1:30 p.m. PST)|
Increased Incidenc e of Ischemic Stroke in HIV-Infected Women in a Clinical Care Cohort
Virginia A. Triant, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
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|APSC Debate (Video available at 8 p.m. PST)|
Cholesterol Screening and Management in Children: How Early to Start
Peter Kwiterovich, Johns Hopkins University Lipids Clinic, Baltimore
|EPI/NPAM Posters (4 p.m. PST)|
|Acute Consumption of Walnuts Increases Ex Vivo Cholesterol Efflux and Postprandial Lipid Response in Overweight and Obese Adults |
Claire E. Berryman, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Physical Activity and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study
Luisa Soares-Miranda, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
Presentation slides | MP3 (English) | MP3 (Portuguese)
- Among children 4 to 11 years of age, the mean total blood cholesterol level is 164.5 mg/dL. For boys, it is 163.8 mg/dL; for girls, it is 165.2 mg/dL.
- Among adolescents 12 to 19 years of age, the mean total blood cholesterol level is 159.2 mg/dL. For boys, it is 156.3 mg/dL; for girls, it is 162.3 mg/dL.
- The prevalence of abnormal lipid levels among adolescents is 20.3%; about 8.5% have total cholesterol levels ≥200 mg/dL.
- Fewer than 1% of adolescents are eligible for pharmacological treatment for abnormal lipid levels.