Department of Medical Sciences

Cardiavascular risk factors and ageing


A recently published paper with authors (Lars Lind and Johan Sundström) from IMV has raised some attention in media (SR and UNT).

In a study the change in significance of cardiovascular risk factors from middle aged to elderly has been investigated. The result show that the significance of several risk factors is decreased in elderly. But some some, such as elevated cholesterol levels, remain. This indicates that treatment in elderly is likely to be beneficial. At present such treatment is not done routinely.