Endothelial function as measured by peripheral arterial tonometry increases during pubertal advancement.

@article{Bhangoo2011EndothelialFA,
  title={Endothelial function as measured by peripheral arterial tonometry increases during pubertal advancement.},
  author={Amrit P S Bhangoo and Sunil K. Sinha and Michael Rosenbaum and Steven P. Shelov and Svetlana B Ten},
  journal={Hormone research in paediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={226-33}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Sex steroids, such as estrogens, are known to influence endothelial function by their vasodilator action. The aim of this study was to study the relation of puberty and sex steroids with endothelial function using peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT). METHODS In 89 healthy school boys and girls, we determined height, weight, waist circumference, percent body fat, BMI, BMI z-score, blood pressure (BP), BP percentiles, lipid profile, insulin, and glucose levels after overnight… CONTINUE READING