Exercise-induced alterations of retinal vessel diameters and cardiovascular risk reduction in obesity.


BACKGROUND The retinal microcirculation is affected early in the process of atherosclerosis and retinal vessel caliber is an emerging cardiovascular risk factor. Obesity is associated with vascular dysfunction. Here, we investigate the effect of regular exercise on retinal vessel diameters in lean and obese runners. We analyze a possible link to alterations… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2011.02.009