Change in Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Young Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005406
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: April 2000
  Purpose

To prospectively examine changes in lipids, lipoproteins, and blood pressure among 295 young adults who had been followed for sixteen years in the Beaver County Lipid Study. The Beaver County Lipid Study tracked the cholesterol values of 295 children, ages 11 to 14 at baseline.


Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: May 1991
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 1992
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

Epidemiologic studies of coronary risk factors have been performed primarily in populations of middle-aged adults, children, and adolescents. Relatively little is known about these risk factors in men and women 20-29 years of age.

This study provided important insights into the determinants of coronary heart disease risk factors in young adults and bolstered the argument of those who favor the early identification of and intervention in the young coronary candidate.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

Three cross-sectional examinations had been carried out: 1) 1972-1973; 2) 1980-1981; and 3) 1988-1989. The study examined the predictors of change in total cholesterol (from examination 1 to examination 3, and change in LDL-C, HDL-C, and triglycerides between examinations 2 and 3. It also investigated the stability in several health habits and behaviors such as cigarette smoking, alcohol use, adherence to a low fat/low cholesterol diet, and physical activity. Weight gain and oral contraceptive use had been shown in previous analyses to be strong predictors of several lipids and lipoproteins.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

No eligibility criteria

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  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005406     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4323
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases

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