Analysis of three biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease could provide associations between psychological stress and subclinical CVD in police officers.
Title: Analysis of Three Novel CVD Markers in the BCOPS Study
Principal Investigator: John Violanti, PhD
Funding Agency: National Institute Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Period: 08/18/14 - 08/17/15
Abstract: This study measured three biomarkers known to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stress: Homocysteine, Neuropeptide Y, and Retinol binding protein-four. Measurement of these novel biomarkers will permit the examination of associations with 1) police-specific stressors (i.e. shift work, psychological stress) in a known high stress occupational group, and 2) subclinical CVD in a population known to have adverse levels of CVD risk factors. The information obtained from this study could provide new insights for the association between psychological stress and subclinical CVD.