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Adolescent psychological well-being tied to adult risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds – University of Missouri-Columbia

Thursday, 24 February, 2022

Adolescent psychological well-being tied to adult risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds – University of Missouri-Columbia

University of Missouri researchers have found that people who are more optimistic or positive when they are adolescents can lower their chances of being in the high-risk category for CVD as an adult. Source: Shutterstock

 
Scientists have known for years that a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) can be lowered with lifestyle changes such as modifying diet, exercise, alcohol and tobacco use. Now Anand Chockalingam and Sharan Srinivas at the University of Missouri demonstrate in a new study that a long-term association also exists between an adolescent’s psychological well-being and their risk of CVD as an adult.
Specifically, Chockalingam, a professor of clinical medicine, and Srinivas, an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, have found that people who are more optimistic or positive when they are adolescents can lower their chances of being in the high-risk category for CVD as an adult.
Read more at: https://showme.missouri.edu/2022/adolescent-psychological-well-being-tied-to-adult-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-study-finds/

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