Increased arterial stiffness is found in adolescents with obesity or obesity-related type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Urbina2010IncreasedAS,
  title={Increased arterial stiffness is found in adolescents with obesity or obesity-related type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Elaine M. Urbina and Thomas R. Kimball and Philip R. Khoury and Stephen Robert Daniels and Lawrence M. Dolan},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={1692-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Adults with obesity or obesity-related type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease possibly due to increased arterial stiffness. We sought to determine if arterial stiffness is increased in youth with obesity or T2DM as compared with lean controls. METHODS Youth age 10-24 years (N = 670, 62% non-Caucasian, 35% male) were examined. They were stratified by the 85th% of BMI as lean (L=241), obese (O=234) or obese with T2DM (T2DM=195). Questionnaire… CONTINUE READING
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