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New research finds disadvantaged children are more likely to have physical marker of cardiovascular disease

Friday, August 11, 2017

CSRM's Ben Edwards has co-authoured a paper with colleagues from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute that found that disadvantaged children were more likely to have a physical marker of cardiovascular disease at age 12.  The article published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports the first evidence that socioeconomic position, no matter when measured across the first decade of life, is associated with carotid intima–media thickness at ages 11 to 12 years.  

The paper can be read here 

It also featured on ABC AM Radio News 

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