Like father like son? Sons of patients of European or Indian origin with coronary artery disease reflect their parents' risk factor patterns Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Anthracosis
  • Lung Transplantation


  • Apparently healthy young men aged 15-30 years from either ethnic community already reflect risk marker patterns associated with coronary artery disease in their parents, both for genetically determined factors such as Lp(a) lipoprotein and environmentally influenced factors such as insulin and cholesterol. Health promotion measures aimed at reducing the prevalence of CAD should include the adolescent and young adult populations, particularly those with a family history of CAD, or who are from ethnic communities in which this diagnosis is prevalent.

publication date

  • January 1995



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/hrt.74.3.318

PubMed ID

  • 7547030

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 318

end page

  • 23


  • 74


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