Kids With Emotionally Healthy Childhoods May Have Lower Risk Of Coronary Artery Calcification As Adults

MedPage Today (3/14, Walker) reports that research suggests children “with emotionally healthy childhoods had a lower risk of coronary artery calcification as adults.” Investigators found that “childhood psychosocial factors, such as self-regulatory behavior, positive health behaviors among parents, and socioeconomic status, had an inverse relationship with any coronary artery calcification (CAC) in adulthood.” For each “favorable 1-SD change in the childhood social factors score, the probability of coronary artery calcification in adulthood dropped 15%.”

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— “Happier Kids Less Likely to Have CAC as Adults,” Molly walker, MedPage Today, March 14, 2016.

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