Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 1st, 2001
Researchers in the Pathobiological Determinants of Atherosclerosis in Youth (PDAY) study examined autopsies of 856 males and females aged 15-34 with normal cholesterol levels. All had died in accidents, homicides, or suicides. Those who had risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, or obesity already had fatty streaks and artery-clogging plaques in the...
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