Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco published a breakthrough study revealing that adults, at the age of 18 to 30, who record high LDL cholesterol levels, increase their proneness to develop heart conditions, strokes and coronary artery diseases in the future, even if they evened out the high cholesterol level later in life.
This study was published on Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, with Dr. Mark Pletcher, the lead researcher, stating that the damages occurring in the early childhood do not go away by time, instead they accumulate and, eventually, cause crisis.
The study involved data of 3,258 participants, encompassing Caucasian and African American participants, dividing almost equally between males and females. 75% of these participants showed abnormal levels of lipid, among which, majority were white male participants. The study added that medications at such a young age are not preferred. However, it is still required that the people should maintain a healthy diet, along with a programmed fitness exercising. Dr. Mark Pletcher said, "We don't have enough direct data in terms of effectiveness and safety of treatment of young adults to recommend that".
The American Heart Association suggested that by the age of 20, adults should start paying more attention to their cholesterol level, testing once in every 5 years, especially when heart diseases are the main cause of death in the U. S.
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