U-shaped association of body mass index with inflammation and atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Kahraman2005UshapedAO,
  title={U-shaped association of body mass index with inflammation and atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Serkan Kahraman and Rahmi Yilmaz and Devrim Akinci and Mustafa Arici and Bulent Altun and Yunus Erdem and Unal Yasavul and Cetin Turgan},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={377-86}
}
OBJECTIVE High body mass index (BMI) is associated with mortality in the general population, whereas obesity is suggested to confer a survival advantage in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, underlying mechanisms are yet to be elucidated. We examined the cross-sectional association of BMI with inflammatory and nutritional markers and atherosclerosis in HD patients. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS One hundred and nine maintenance HD patients in the Hacettepe… CONTINUE READING

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