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Ideal cardiovascular health is inversely associated with incident cancer: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities study.

TitleIdeal cardiovascular health is inversely associated with incident cancer: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRasmussen-Torvik LJ, Shay CM, Abramson JG, Friedrich CA, Nettleton JA, Prizment AE
Secondary AuthorsFolsom AR
JournalCirculation
Volume127
Issue12
Pagination1270-5
Date Published2013 Mar 26
ISSN1524-4539
KeywordsAmerican Heart Association, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Proportional Hazards Models, Prospective Studies, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, United States
Abstract

BACKGROUND: The American Heart Association (AHA) has defined the concept of ideal cardiovascular health in promotion of the 2020 Strategic Impact Goals. We examined whether adherence to ideal levels of the 7 AHA cardiovascular health metrics was associated with incident cancers in the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study over 17 to 19 years of follow-up.

METHODS AND RESULTS: After exclusions for missing data and prevalent cancer, 13 253 ARIC participants were included for analysis. Baseline measurements were used to classify participants according to 7 AHA cardiovascular health metrics. Combined cancer incidence (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers) from 1987 to 2006 was captured using cancer registries and hospital surveillance; 2880 incident cancer cases occurred over follow-up. Cox regression was used to calculate hazard ratios for incident cancer. There was a significant (P trend

CONCLUSIONS: Adherence to the 7 ideal health metrics defined in the AHA 2020 goals is associated with lower cancer incidence. The AHA should continue to pursue partnerships with cancer advocacy groups to achieve reductions in chronic disease prevalence.

DOI10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.001183
Alternate JournalCirculation
PubMed ID23509058
PubMed Central IDPMC3685848
Grant ListHHSN268201100012C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR000150 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100010C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005G / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
KL2 TR000107 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005C / / PHS HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009C / / PHS HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100010C / / PHS HHS / United States
HHSN268201100006C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008C / / PHS HHS / United States
HHSN268201100012C / / PHS HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007C / / PHS HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011C / / PHS HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100006C / / PHS HHS / United States