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ea0030oc1.5 | Oral Communications 1 | BSPED2012

Ethnic differences in vascular growth factor levels in early life in relation to arterial stiffness in the Manchester heart and growth study

Khan Sophia , Anderson Simon , Whatmore Andrew , Pemberton Phillip , Vyas Avni , Cruikshank Kennedy , Clayton Peter

Cardiovascular risk factors are more prevalent in south Asian (SA) adults compared to White Europeans (WE), although the reasons for this are not fully known. Vascular growth factors (VGFs) are increasingly recognised to have various roles in arterial development, function and remodelling. We hypothesised that ethnic differences in VGFs in early life contribute to the later differences in CV risk. We further hypothesised that arterial stiffness, as a measure of large artery st...