Weight loss and progression of early atherosclerosis in the carotid artery: a four-year controlled study of obese subjects

@article{Karason1999WeightLA,
  title={Weight loss and progression of early atherosclerosis in the carotid artery: a four-year controlled study of obese subjects},
  author={Kristjan Karason and John Wikstrand and Lars V Sj{\"o}str{\"o}m and Inger Wendelhag},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={948-956}
}
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the extent of carotid artery atherosclerosis in obese subjects and to examine the possible effects of weight loss on atherosclerotic development.DESIGN: Controlled 4 y intervention study.SUBJECTS: 20 obese patients treated with weight-reducing gastroplasty, 19 obese patients treated with dietary recommendations and 35 lean subjects.MEASUREMENTS: Body weight, blood pressure, blood lipids, glucose and insulin were measured. A B-mode ultrasound was recorded to determine… CONTINUE READING
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