Science News : EPINPAM 2012 : Friday

Updated:Mar 13,2013


Friday, March 16, 2012

Traditional Risk Factors (8:30 a.m. PST)
epinpam12_pslides_kirwa-9Residential 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.
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Genetics Epidemiology/Drug Safety (10:30 a.m. PST)
epinpam12_poster_levitanCardioprotective 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.
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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
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EPI/NPAM Posters (4 p.m. PST)
epinpam12_pslides_berrymanAcute 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.
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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
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Related Statistics:
  • 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.
Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2012 Update

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