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doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e3181cb4596
Clinical Nutrition

Preventing Heart Disease Today and Tomorrow in Youth

Burrowes, Jerrilynn D. PhD, RD, CDN

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Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States today, and its initial phases begin early in life. Many of the risk factors for it can be either controlled or prevented by a healthy lifestyle starting in infancy and carrying on into adulthood. This article reviews the evidence for the early life origins of cardiovascular disease and makes suggestions for nutritionists on how to help prevent it with lifestyle modifications starting at a young age

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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