Independent association of increased trunk fat with increased arterial stiffening in postmenopausal patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Inaba2007IndependentAO,
  title={Independent association of increased trunk fat with increased arterial stiffening in postmenopausal patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Masaaki Inaba and Kazumasa Tanaka and Hitoshi Goto and Shinrei Sakai and Shinsuke Yamada and Hiroshi Naka and Yasuo Imanishi and Yoshiki Nishizawa},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={290-5}
}
OBJECTIVE We recently reported increased arterial thickening and stiffening in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to which inflammation and increased bone resorption contributed. The current study examined the possible involvement of trunk fat in increased arterial stiffening in postmenopausal patients with RA. METHODS RA patients (n = 30) and healthy controls (n = 30), all postmenopausal women, were examined for body adiposity and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) by dual… CONTINUE READING