Sök i LIBRIS databas

  Utökad sökning


Sökning: onr:"swepub:oai:lup.lub.lu.se:723c8d9c-2c88-4730-9efb-fe2a8233cf96" > Geographic Origin a...

Geographic Origin as a Determinant of Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness and Brachial Artery Flow-Mediated Dilation. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study.

Juonala, Markus (författare)
Viikari, Jorma S A (författare)
Kähönen, Mika (författare)
visa fler...
Taittonen, Leena (författare)
Rönnemaa, Tapani (författare)
Laitinen, Tomi (författare)
Mikkilä, Vera (författare)
Mäki-Torkko, Noora (författare)
Räsänen, Leena (författare)
Åkerblom, Hans K (författare)
Pesonen, Erkki, (författare)
Lunds universitet, Lund University, Medicinska fakulteten, Faculty of Medicine, Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Lund, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Sektion V, Section V, Pediatrik, Lund, Paediatrics (Lund)
Raitakari, Olli T (författare)
visa färre...
Ingår i: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. - Lippincott Williams Wilkins Hagerstown, MD. - 1524-4636. ; 25:2, s. 392-398
Läs hela texten (fulltext)
visa fler...
Läs hela texten (fulltext)
visa färre...
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)
Abstract Ämnesord
  • Objective - People living in eastern Finland have approximate to 40% higher coronary heart disease mortality rates than western Finns. Whether this is because of genetic or environmental factors is unknown. We examined the effect of geographic family origin on subclinical atherosclerosis among young Finns. Methods and Results - As part of a longitudinal follow-up study, we measured carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in 2264 and brachial flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in 2109 white adults, aged 24 to 39 years. Subjects from eastern Finland had greater IMT and lower FMD compared with western subjects. These differences accentuated when the subjects' family origin ( grandparents' birthplace) was taken into account and remained significant after adjusting for several environmental factors. Among subjects with all grandparents born in eastern or western Finland, IMTs were ( mean +/- SEM) 0.592 +/- 0.003 versus 0.565 +/- 0.005 mm ( P < 0.0001), respectively. The corresponding FMD values were 7.61 +/- 0.15% versus 8.75 +/- 0.26%; P < 0.01. The number of grandparents born in eastern Finland was directly related to IMT ( P < 0.0001) and inversely to FMD ( P < 0.05). Conclusions - Young adults originating from eastern Finland have greater carotid IMT and lower brachial FMD than western Finns. Consistent with a hereditable component predisposing to or protecting from atherosclerosis, these differences accentuated when subjects' family origin was taken into account.


MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP  -- Klinisk medicin -- Kardiologi (hsv//swe)
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES  -- Clinical Medicine -- Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems (hsv//eng)


flow-mediated dilatation
intima-media thickness

Publikations- och innehållstyp

art (ämneskategori)
ref (ämneskategori)
art (ämneskategori)
ref (ämneskategori)

Hitta via bibliotek

Till lärosätets databas

pil uppåt Stäng

Kopiera och spara länken för att återkomma till aktuell vy