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Long‐term effects of weight loss after bariatric surgery on functional and structural markers of atherosclerosis

Bariatrics
Author
A. Tschoner et al.
Used Parameters : BFM

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Austria

Journal : Obesity

Objective: Pronounced weight loss after bariatric surgery was demonstrated to have significant beneficial effects on surrogates of early atherosclerosis. The aim of this prospective examination was to investigate whether these improvements of endothelial function and vascular structure are persistent in the long‐term. Design and Methods: A total of 52 obese adults were examined before and 5 years after bariatric surgery. Carotid intima media thickness (IMT), brachial flow‐mediated dilation (FMD), abdominal fat distribution …
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