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Cardiovascular Health in Childhood
October 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
October 13 at 12 PM Central
Ideal cardiovascular health (CVH), is associated with a multitude of benefits including a decreased heart disease, as well as a longer lifespan and healthspan. However, already by age 8 over 20% of children have lost ideal CVH. These early losses in CVH begin the accumulation of cardiovascular risk early in life and translate to a greater burden of disease later in life. This talk will focus on our current understanding trajectories of cardiovascular health starting at birth and will highlight innovative new projects addressing these issues.
Norrina Allen, PhD, MPH, FAHA
Quentin D. Young Professor of Health Policy
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics Department of Preventive Medicine
Director, IPHAM Center for Epidemiology and Population Health
Co-Director of the Data Science Hub, Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine