Hypertension, systemic inflammation and body weight in relation to lung function impairment-an epidemiological study.

@article{Margretardottir2009HypertensionSI,
  title={Hypertension, systemic inflammation and body weight in relation to lung function impairment-an epidemiological study.},
  author={Olof Birna Margretardottir and Sigurdur James Thorleifsson and Gunnar Gudmundsson and {\'I}sleifur {\'O}lafsson and Brynd{\'i}s Benediktsd{\'o}ttir and Christer Janson and A. Sonia Buist and Thorarinn Gislason},
  journal={COPD},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={250-5}
}
Recent reports on the simultaneous occurrence of systemic inflammation and airflow obstruction are usually based on a highly selective patient population, but their importance warrants further evaluation in the general population. The objectives were to study the interrelationship between airflow obstruction, smoking, hypertension, obesity and CRP as a marker of systemic inflammation in a randomly selected sample of the general Icelandic population (n = 939). This study comprised 758 randomly… CONTINUE READING
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