Erich J. Kushner

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether adiposity influences endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) number and colony-forming capacity. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of normal weight, overweight and obese adult humans. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-seven sedentary adults (aged 45-65 years): 25 normal weight (body mass index (BMI) <or=25 kg/m(2); 12 males/13 females); 18(More)
Prehypertension is associated with significant damage to the coronary vasculature and increased rates of adverse cardiovascular events. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are critical to vascular repair and the formation of new blood vessels. We tested the hypothesis that prehypertension is associated with EPC dysfunction. Peripheral blood(More)
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