Endothelial dysfunction associated with obesity and the effect of weight loss interventions.

@article{Kerr2011EndothelialDA,
  title={Endothelial dysfunction associated with obesity and the effect of weight loss interventions.},
  author={Stacey Marie Kerr and M Barbara E Livingstone and Tracy A McCrorie and Julie M. Wallace},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={418-25}
}
Endothelial damage is central to the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis, while in addition vascular endothelial cells secrete several anti-atherogenic substances including the potent vasodilator nitric oxide. Increased adhesion molecule expression, in response to pathophysiological stimuli is perhaps the earliest indicator of compromised endothelial integrity. Obesity and adiposity are associated with an increased risk of CVD, influencing disease progression via a number of… CONTINUE READING

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