Scientific article

Atherogenesis in youth - early consequence of adolescent smoking

Published inAtherosclerosis, vol. 230, no. 2, p. 304-309
Publication date2013

Cigarette smoking is a prevalent risk behavior among adolescents and tracks into adulthood. Little is known on the early impact of smoking on the vasculature in adolescence, although smoking is considered highly atherogenic in adults. We investigated the association between active smoking and Carotid artery Intima Media Thickness (CIMT), an early indicator of atherosclerosis.

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Anthropometry
  • Atherosclerosis/pathology
  • Body Mass Index
  • Carotid Artery, Common/drug effects
  • Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Questionnaires
  • Regression Analysis
  • Risk
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking/adverse effects
  • Time Factors
  • Tobacco/adverse effects
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
DRATVA, Julia et al. Atherogenesis in youth - early consequence of adolescent smoking. In: Atherosclerosis, 2013, vol. 230, n° 2, p. 304–309. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.08.004
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ISSN of the journal0021-9150

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