Also in the study, a systolic blood pressure of 130 mm Hg or higher was associated with a 37% increased risk of heart failure later in life and a diastolic blood pressure of 80 mm Hg or higher, with a 21% increased risk.
"Our results show that waiting for middle age or older to improve nutrition and exercise can not always reverse the cumulative damage caused in young adulthood."
a novel finding and strikingly
The study included data on the blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular health of 36,030 adults in the US over an average of 1
The data came from six different sources: the atherosclerotic risk study in communities; the study on cardiovascular risk in young adults; the cardiovascular health study; the Framingham Heart Study progeny cohort; the study on health, aging and body composition; and the multiethnic study on atherosclerosis.
The researchers examined the health of adults in the dates of 18 to 39 years and then of 40 years and older.
The researchers found that diastolic blood pressure and "bad" LDL were elevated. Cholesterol before the age of 40 was associated with coronary heart disease after age 40, and elevated systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure before age 40 associated with heart failure after the age of 40 years.
"Surprising was the strong association with high LDL cholesterol in young adults and later life events – even after taking into account cholesterol levels later in life," Moran said.
Failure, "he said," was a novel finding and conspicuous, as many heart failure events occur in old age. "
The study has had some limitations, including finding only associations between blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and later cardiovascular events, and further research is needed to establish a causal link.
More research is needed to establish this whether similar results would be found in comparing childhood cardiovascular health to adulthood.
"Now that we have found these associations of risk factors in young adulthood. In later heart disease and stroke risks, the question arises as to how it might be even earlier in life looks like in childhood and adolescence? We are fascinated by childhood and the potential for early prevention, "said Moran.
" It's time to realize that preventive intervention is too late "
In the editorial, they called on the medical community to: "Wake up" and acknowledge that prevention efforts are needed in younger adults.
"Young adults, especially women and non-white people, have not participated in the overall reduction in cardiovascular disease rates. In recent decades it has been recognized that preventive Interventions taken too late in life to have a significant impact on the healthy people are less likely to receive guideline-based care, "Gidding and Robinson wrote in the editorial.
Population burden due to "atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and heart failure," they wrote. "By conducting studies on younger, higher-risk individuals whose disease is less advanced and more easily reversible, and where precision medical strategies based on genetics, imaging and other risk factors are being developed, the next era of cardiac prevention can be Circulatory disorders begin. "