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BACKGROUND In humans there is a positive association between epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume and coronary atherosclerosis (CAD) burden. We tested the hypothesis that EAT contributes locally to CAD in a pig model. METHODS Ossabaw miniature swine (n=9) were fed an atherogenic diet for 6 months to produce CAD. A 15 mm length by 3-5 mm width coronary(More)
Background: Peripheral neuropathy is characterized by a reduction/alteration in sensation, muscle weakness and chronic fatigue, which may compromise physical function. Mechanisms contributing to the development of PN may include poor vascular function. The purpose was to examine the relationship between measures of vascular and physical function in(More)
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