Wang, D and Juonala, M and Viikari, JSA and Wu, F and Hutri-Kahonen, N and Raitakari, OT and Magnussen, CG, Exposure to parental smoking in childhood is associated with high C-Reactive protein in adulthood: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, 24, (12) pp. 1231-1241. ISSN 1340-3478 (2017) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: This longitudinal analysis of 2,511 participants used data from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, a prospective cohort of Finnish children. In 1980 or 1983, parents self-reported their smoking status and serum hsCRP was collected up to 31 years later in adulthood.
Results: Compared with children with non-smoking parents, the relative risk of developing high hsCRP (> 3 mg/L) in adulthood increased among those with 1 or both parents who smoked [relative risk (RR), 1.3; 95%confidence interval (CI), 1.0-1.8] after adjustment for socioeconomic status, cardiovascular risk factors, and smoking status in childhood and adulthood. Moreover, children exposed to mother smoking [RR, 2.4; 95% CI, 1.3-4.2] had highest risk of developing high hsCRP in adulthood compared with those exposed to father smoking [RR, 1.6; 95% CI, 1.2-2.3] and both parents smoking [RR, 1.4; 95% CI, 0.9-2.0].
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that children exposed to parental smoking are at increased risk of having high hsCRP in adulthood. Limiting children's exposure to passive smoking may have long-term benefits on general low-grade inflammation.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||atherosclerosis, C-reactive protein, child, cohort, inflammation, parental smoking|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Epidemiology not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Wang, D (Dr Di Wang)|
|UTAS Author:||Wu, F (Dr Feitong Wu)|
|UTAS Author:||Magnussen, CG (Associate Professor Costan Magnussen)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||9|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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