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Effect of bariatric surgery on both functional and structural measures of premature atherosclerosis

Sturm, W et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, BFM

Publication Year : 2009

Country : Austria

Journal : European Heart Journal

Aims To bridge the beneficial metabolic effects of pronounced weight loss on one side and the data on morbidity and mortality on the other side, we investigated the impact of profound weight loss on structural and functional markers of early atherosclerosis. Methods and results Thirty-seven obese adults were examined before and 18 months after bariatric surgery. Carotid intima–media thickness (CIMT), brachial flow-mediated dilation (FMD), nitroglycerine-mediated dilation, and abdominal fat distribution were assessed by high …
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