Micaela Iantorno

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The epidemic of obesity, a condition defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or more, has spread beyond the borders of high-income countries and is now dramatically on the rise also in low-and middle-income nations, particularly in urban settings [1]. One of the most concerning implications of this trend is the association between obesity and an(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation due to overproduction of proinflammatory cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha. We assessed the effects of TNF-alpha neutralization by infliximab on vascular reactivity during hyperinsulinemia in obesity-related metabolic syndrome. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Vascular responses to(More)
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