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Long-term prospective study of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) showed that eating more fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of coronary atherosclerosis, the dependence is significant only for women. Similar findings have been reported in the INTERHEART study. The study lasted for 20 years, it was attended by over 2,600 people.

The results of the Dallas Heart Study showed that the number of children is associated with the risk of coronary atherosclerosisin women. It turned out that the lowest risk of atherosclerosis had women who have given birth to 2-3 children. With no children, 1 child, 4 and more children the risk was considerably higher. Atherosclerosis was diagnosed by the thickness of intima-media carotid arteries and according to MSCT (coronary calcium).


A study that analyzed the health of more than 3.5 million Americans showed that married people less often suffer from different forms of atherosclerosis. Divorced and widowers have a much higher risk. Family status is cardioprotector.

According to the recently conducted analysis one third of children who undergo routine screening of blood lipids in children"s pediatric clinics have borderline or high cholesterol levels in the blood. In this regard, National Health, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screening of hyperipidemia necessarily at the age of 9-11 years, and detailed analysis at the age of 18-21 year.!/3392/presentation/29327