Close association of hypoadiponectinemia with arteriosclerosis obliterans and ischemic heart disease.


Adiponectin is an adipose-derived cytokine, and it is suggested that hypoadiponectinemia increases the prevalence of ischemic heart disease (IHD). The present study was undertaken to determine serum adiponectin levels in patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) and IHD. Forty-nine patients with ASO and 49 age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched… (More)


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