Obesity is associated with increased arterial stiffness from adolescence until old age.

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OBJECTIVE To our knowledge, only two previous studies have investigated the age dependence of the relationship between the characteristics of large arteries and excessive body weight. We therefore investigated whether the relationship between arterial stiffness and body mass index (BMI) was consistent across an age range from 10 to 86 years. METHODS Using… (More)

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@article{Zebekakis2005ObesityIA, title={Obesity is associated with increased arterial stiffness from adolescence until old age.}, author={Pantelis E. Zebekakis and Tim Steve Nawrot and Lutgarde Thijs and Elisabeth J Balkestein and Janneke van der Heijden-Spek and Luc M A B Van Bortel and Harry A. J. Struijker-Boudier and Michel E. Safar and Jan A Staessen}, journal={Journal of hypertension}, year={2005}, volume={23 10}, pages={1839-46} }