Bogalusa Heart Study


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Bogalusa Heart Study

The world’s longest and most detailed prospective study (of 14,000 children), which sought to understand the early natural history of coronary artery disease and essential hypertension.
 
Conclusions
Major causes of adult heart disease (coronary disease) and essential hypertension begin in early childhood and can be identified; environmental factors are significant and influence dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity; lifestyles and behaviours that influence cardiovascular risk are learned, begin early in life and can be modified in childhood, to reduce cardiovascular risk factors later.

Bogalusa,

a city in Louisiana.
Bogalusa Heart Study - study of children in semirural area of Louisiana, focusing on natural history of coronary artery disease and essential hypertension; largest and longest study of its kind.
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Tracking of overweight status from childhood to young adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study.
To compare different BMI metrics, the researchers reviewed data from 6,977 children aged 2-17 years participating in the longitudinal Bogalusa Heart Study who were examined in two or more cross-sectional studies.
Relation of circumference and skinfold thicknesses to lipid and insulin concentrations in children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study.
The relation of overweight to cardiovascular risk factors among children and adolescents: the Bogalusa heart study.
Relationship of childhood obesity to coronary heart disease risk factors in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study.
Longitudinal changes in cardiovascular risk from childhood to young adulthood in offspring of parents with coronary artery disease: the Bogalusa Heart Study.
Adicionalmente, articulos publicados desde el ano 1995, basados en los hallazgos encontrados en el estudio Bogalusa Heart Study, luego del seguimiento a una poblacion de ninos y adolescentes desde el ano 1972, los cuales demostraron que cuando los factores de riesgo del SM estan presentes en la infancia, los problemas de salud relacionados, tales como la presion arterial alta, endurecimiento de las arterias, enfermedades del corazon y la diabetes tienen mas probabilidades de ocurrir en la edad adulta (8).
Some of the earliest evidence for this came from the Bogalusa Heart study that showed weak but significant correlations (r = 0.
Childhood blood pressure as a predictor of arterial stiffness in young adults: the Bogalusa heart study.
Freedman DS, Dietz WH, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS, 1999, The relation of overweight to cardiovascular risk factors among children and adolescents: The Bogalusa Heart Study.
The famous Bogalusa Heart Study revealed that all severely obese children become obese adults.
According to research done by Bogalusa Heart Study, 84 percent of children with body mass index (BMI) between the 95th percentile and 98th percentile became obese adults, while BMI greater than the 98th percentile correlate with adult obesity 100 percent of the time (Freedman, Mei, Srinivasan, Berenson, & Dietz, 2007).