Obesity and the white blood cell count: changes with sustained weight loss.

@article{Dixon2006ObesityAT,
  title={Obesity and the white blood cell count: changes with sustained weight loss.},
  author={J Brandon Dixon and Paul E O'Brien},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={251-7}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is a chronic inflammatory condition, and elevated white blood cell counts (WBC) have widely recognized associations with inflammatory conditions. The authors explored the relationship between the WBC and degree of obesity, basic anthropometry, and clinical and biochemical markers of the metabolic syndrome at baseline, and with weight loss following Lap-Band surgery. METHODS 477 patients with complete biochemical and clinical data at baseline and at 2 years were selected for… CONTINUE READING

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