Navigation Links
Healthy Habits in Youth Tied to Better Adult Cholesterol Levels
Date:1/3/2011

MONDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links cholesterol levels in young adults to changes in lifestyle between childhood and adulthood.

Previous research had looked at whether blood fat levels, such as cholesterol and triglyceride levels, remain steady from childhood to adulthood.

"Although these [previous] studies found that youth levels correlate well with adult levels, they have shown that a substantial proportion of youth with high-risk levels will not have high-risk levels in adulthood and that a substantial proportion of adults with high-risk levels had normal levels as youth," the authors of the new report wrote.

The new study is published in the January issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

For the new research, Costan G. Magnussen, of the University of Tasmania in Australia, and colleagues looked at the cholesterol and triglyceride levels in 539 people both in childhood and as young adults: levels were measured in 1985 when the participants were 9, 12 or 15, and again between 2004 and 2006, when they were in their 20s and 30s.

"Using established cut points, we found that substantial proportions of individuals with high-risk blood lipid and lipoprotein levels at baseline no longer had high-risk levels at follow-up," the authors wrote. Those who continued to have high levels were more likely to have gained body fat and either started or continued to smoke.

Those who went from low risk in childhood to high risk as adults were also more likely to have gained body fat and become less fit, the investigators found.

"Our findings are important for two reasons. First, they suggest that beneficial changes in modifiable risk factors (smoking and adiposity) in the time between youth and adulthood have the potential to shift those with high-risk blood lipid and lipoprotein levels in youth to low-risk levels in adulthood," Magnussen and colleagues explained. "Second, they emphasize that preventive programs aimed at those who do not have high-risk blood lipid and lipoprotein levels in youth are equally important if the proportion of adults with high-risk levels is to be reduced."

More information

For more about children's nutrition, try the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

-- Randy Dotinga

SOURCE: American Medical Association, news release, Jan. 3, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Say “I Love You” From Head to Toe with a Gift That's Healthy and Soothes Away Stress this Valentine's Day
2. PERSONALABS Offers Discounted Healthy Heart Online Blood Tests in February
3. Cigars, Pipes No Healthy Alternative to Cigarettes
4. Most Americans Think Its Others Who Are Unhealthy
5. CIBA VISION Partners with TLC's Carmindy to Educate Consumers About Healthy Eye Habits
6. Veteran Journalist Daniel Weintraub Launches HealthyCal.org
7. Legislating to promote healthy eating and physical activity
8. A Healthy Diet Remains Your Best Weapon Against the #1 Killer: Heart Disease
9. Americans Falling Short on Heart-Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
10. Greenwala and PETCO Announce Healthy Living, Healthy Pet Social Media Campaign
11. Be Well Book Launches National Movement to Help Moms Instill Healthy Habits and End Childhood Obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Healthy Habits in Youth Tied to Better Adult Cholesterol Levels
(Date:1/19/2017)... Angeles (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... Next ... Act will be repealed by Congressional political games that circumvent health needs of over ... Stand Rally” capture the human anxieties and needs government public servants were suppose to ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... WhoHaha , a digital media company dedicated to creating ... to produce a three-part video series that uses humor to highlight ways to improve ... of AHA’s Healthy For Good™ movement, which is designed to inspire all Americans to ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Dr. ... Board of Dermatology and fellowship trained Mohs and cosmetic surgeon. After extensive dermatology ... Dr. Li completed his internship in internal medicine at the Emory University and ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... treatments for patients with sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. These conditions are quite ... health. Dr. Rassouli provides personalized care to reduce the risk of these consequences ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... and financial planning services to communities throughout eastern Georgia, is embarking on a ... disease. , Heart disease kills more Americans every year than anything else, yet ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... This report on the opioid induced constipation ... the global market. Large number of chronic pain sufferers ... is a major side effect of consumption of opioid ... therapy has been prescribed to treat opioid induced constipation. ... and growing awareness about the therapy are the major ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... NEW YORK , January 19, 2017 ... global market for cryotherapy is set to witness a CAGR of ... North America will continue to be the leading ... ... Suppliers are emphasizing on ensuring affordable and adequate supply ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017  Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and ... radiation therapy, today announced that it will report ... results on Thursday, February 2, 2017 after the market ... conference call with the investment community on Thursday, February ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: