Blood Vessel Clue To Heart Risk

Scientists say changes in small blood vessels in children could be used to predict the onset of heart disease in later life. Experts from the Institute of Cardiovascular Research in Dundee say warning signs can be identified in children as young as 11. They told the BA Science Festival in Exeter the changes could be seen long before heart disease develops. The finding could help doctors offer children better advice, they said. Researchers, led by Dr Faisal Khan's studied the health and performance of small blood vessels, known as micro-vessels, in a group of 11-14 year olds from the Dundee area.

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