11. Environment, Epigenetics, and Cardiovascular Health

  1. Saura C. Sahu
  1. Sanjukta Ghosh1 and
  2. Andrea Baccarelli2

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349045.ch11

Toxicology and Epigenetics

Toxicology and Epigenetics

How to Cite

Ghosh, S. and Baccarelli, A. (2012) Environment, Epigenetics, and Cardiovascular Health, in Toxicology and Epigenetics (ed S. C. Sahu), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349045.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Division of Toxicology, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, Laurel, Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119976097

Online ISBN: 9781118349045



  • environment, epigenetics, and cardiovascular health;
  • CVD risk, and environmental influences;
  • chronic arsenic exposure and peripheral vascular disease;
  • social/emotional stress, critical role in etiology of atherosclerosis;
  • environmental exposure and CVD, cause/effect relation;
  • inflammation, initiating/exacerbating components of atherogenesis;
  • microRNAs and outcomes, related to CVD;
  • microRNAs, as therapeutic targets/tools


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiological evidence of environmental factors affecting cardiovascular health

  • Cause and effect relation between environmental exposure and cardiovascular diseases

  • Cardiovascular epigenetic signatures as risk factors and biomarkers for environmental exposure

  • Conclusion

  • References