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

Abstract:

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 ± 6.8 kg/m(2)) and ei...

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10.1038/oby.2010.64

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Journal:
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
Volume:
18
Issue:
12
Pages:
2311-2316
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1930-739X
ISSN:
1930-7381
URN:
uuid:b94b60e8-2876-453c-b616-113b7a835928
Source identifiers:
104963
Local pid:
pubs:104963

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