Elevated lipid levels may be tied to cardiac damage in adolescents, young adults

Elevated lipid levels were associated with worsening structural and functional cardiac damage in adolescents and young adults, though in the case of LDL, the relationship was partially mediated by elevated BP and fat mass, data show.
“Evidence on the effect of increasing cholesterol levels on the heart of adolescents and young adults was lacking,” Andrew O. Agbaje, MD, MPH, physician and clinical epidemiologist with the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland, told Healio. “Several studies have associated elevated cholesterol

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