Abdominal obesity and subclinical vascular damage in the elderly.

  title={Abdominal obesity and subclinical vascular damage in the elderly.},
  author={Francesco Fantin and Vincenzo Di Francesco and Andrea Petronio Rossi and Ketti Giuliano and Francesca A. Marino and Marco Cazzadori and Maria Paola Gozzoli and Maria Elena Vivian and Ottavio Bosello and Chakravarthi Rajkumar and Mauro Zamboni},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  volume={28 2},
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to assess the relationships between metabolic syndrome, its components and arterial stiffness as well as evaluate the waist measurement that would accurately identify subclinical vascular damage. METHODS Ninety-one participants (16 men) free of cardiovascular diseases with mean age 68.5 +/- 5.1 (range 60-80 years) and a BMI of 27.73 +/- 3.89 were included in the study. In each participant, we evaluated BMI, waist circumference, SBP and DBP, fasting… CONTINUE READING