Education level linked with presence of coronary artery calcium deposits

Chicago Higher levels of education are associated with a lower prevalence of coronary artery calcium, an indicator of subclinical atherosclerosis (thickening and plaque deposits in the artery walls) among young adults and those in early middle age, according to a study in the April 19 issue of JAMA.

Many studies have documented that education is inversely associated with a wide array of clinical disease outcomes and death, and this relationship between education and cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease in particular is among the most consistent and pronounced, according to background information in the article. But little is known about the relationship between education and subclinical disease (an illness that stays below the surface of clinical detection).

Lijing L. Yan, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, and Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, China, and colleagues analyzed data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, which included 2,913 participants (44.9 percent black; 53.9 percent women). The participants, who were ages 18-30 at baseline in 1985-1986, were recruited from Chicago, Minneapolis, Birmingham, Ala., and Oakland, Calif. There were 128 study participants with less than a high school diploma; 498 were high school graduates; 902 had some college; 764 were college graduates; and 621 had more than a college education.

At year 15 of the study, the overall prevalence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) among eligible study participants was 9.3 percent.

"For the biracial young adult and early middle-aged cohort (ages 33-45 years) with a wide spectrum of educational levels, we found that educational level was inversely associated with prevalence of CAC in a graded dose-response fashion, with particularly higher prevalence for individuals with less than a high school degree," the authors report.

The p

Contact: Elizabeth Crown
JAMA and Archives Journals

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary
2. AIUM announced Endowment for Education and Research grant recipients
3. Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior
4. Education does not protect against age-related memory loss, say USC researchers
5. Education and the gerontological imagination: GSAs annual meeting to present new research on aging
6. Education campaign improves skin cancer screening rates
7. Education improves understanding of risks of having twins -- but does this translate into action?
8. Education, retraining reduce catheter-associated infections in ICUs
9. Education needed to reduce snowmobile injuries in children
10. 2nd ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)
11. Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/19/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... October 18, 2019 , ... Today, ... blind or have low vision by creating exceptional partnerships between people, guide dogs and ... Reunion. Over 150 reunion attendees are coming together as a community for the event ...
(Date:10/17/2019)... ... 2019 , ... A clinical article reviewing the long-term performance of the latest ... Plastic Surgery - The Meeting 2019 in San Diego last month. The article, titled ... Larry S. Nichter, M.D., Robert A. Hardesty, M.D., and Gregg M. Anigian, M.D., and ...
(Date:10/15/2019)... ... October 15, 2019 , ... ... Most Recent IFU Guidance , **An FDAnews Webinar**, Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1:30-3:00 ... Use (IFU) guidance have on new drug applications and biologics license applications? , ...
(Date:10/11/2019)... ... October 11, 2019 , ... Only 6% of orthopedic surgeons in the ... well as a female physician leading the sports medicine program. These four work with ... to succeed in traditionally male-oriented fields. , Orthopedic medicine deals with the ...
(Date:10/10/2019)... FRANKLIN, Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... October 10, 2019 ... ... provider of management consulting and information technology (IT) services for the healthcare industry, ... advance the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas towards ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/17/2019)... ... , ... Women’s concern in the wake of the July voluntary recall issued ... of a September 24 article on CBS Miami. Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon ... revived a number of issues, including a possible link between textured implants in general ...
(Date:10/15/2019)... ... , ... Twiggy Bean, Ph.D., wanted to educate others about the divorce bullying ... decisions and become truly child focused. This objective prompted her to write “Divorce Bullying: ... cycle! Don’t be a divorce bully!” (published by Balboa Press), a guidebook that serves ...
(Date:10/11/2019)... WASHINGTON (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2019 , ... Based ... to see a 9 percent increase in deceased organ donors over 2018. Through August ... Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) national database . At this pace, the Association ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: