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The effect of obesity and weight loss on aortic pulse wave velocity as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging

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Obesity is an escalating global health problem associated with both an increased risk of death and an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Our goal was to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the effect of obesity and weight loss, in the absence of the traditional cardiovascular risk factors, on aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) a reliable, reproducible, and accurate clinical measure of aortic stiffness linked to increased mortality. Fifty obese (BMI 38.3± 6.8kg/m 2) and eight...

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10.1038/oby.2010.64

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Journal:
Obesity
Volume:
18
Issue:
12
Pages:
2311-2316
Publication date:
2010-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1930-739X
ISSN:
1930-7381
Source identifiers:
107213
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:107213
UUID:
uuid:6c04544c-d1b3-441b-8ee8-5d50cf150fd2
Local pid:
pubs:107213
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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