Abdominal obesity is associated with arterial stiffness in middle-aged adults.

  title={Abdominal obesity is associated with arterial stiffness in middle-aged adults.},
  author={Barbara Strasser and Marjan Arvandi and Evan P. Pasha and Andreana P. Haley and Philip R Stanforth and Hirofumi Tanaka},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  volume={25 5},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The relation between adiposity and arterial stiffness remains controversial. We determined whether abdominal and visceral adipose tissue may be a better predictor of arterial stiffness than general obesity in middle-aged adults. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 146 participants (76 men, 70 women; 50 years) were studied. The automatic vascular screening device (Omron VP-1000plus) was used to measure blood pressure simultaneously in the arms and ankles and to determine… CONTINUE READING
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