Alarming Dyslipidemia Rates Among American Indian Teens and Young Adults

7 Mar 2024 • In a first-of-its-kind study exploring dyslipidemia burden in American Indian adolescents and young adults, a staggeringly high prevalence of dyslipidemia-55.2%, 73.6%, and 78.0% for participants aged 15 to 19, 20 to 29, and 30 to 39 years old, respectively-has come to light.

This is the first report to document that few participants living with dyslipidemia, which included 39 participants with primary hypercholesterolemia, received medical treatments during the study period: none of the 15‐ to 19‐year‐old participants, one 20‐ to 29‐year‐old participant, and 10 30‐ to 39‐year‐old participants were taking lipid‐lowering medications.

Screening and management of dyslipidemia for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases are needed among adolescents and young adults who are at high risk of cardiometabolic disorders that include but are not limited to the younger American Indian generations.

Source: JAHA | Read full story

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