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  Risk factors for atherosclerosis are often associated with haemorheological changes. On this point, obesity (recently advocated as an independent risk factor) was not much studied and with not univocal results. We have studied 70 obese patients (BMI greater than 30) and 50 healthy subjects (BMI...
Tags: Obesity
Type: Abstracts
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the industrialized world. Despite the fact that over the past twenty-five years significant advances have reduced the frequency of this killer, the etiology, or root cause, of cardiovascular disease remains elusive. It increasingly appears...
Type: Perspectives
  Recently waist/hip ratio (WHR), a marker of body fat distribution, has been described as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of body fat distribution on metabolic, haemostatic and haemorheological pattern in premenopausal...
Tags: Obesity
Type: Abstracts
Mention of therapeutic phlebotomy probably brings to mind the 1970’s American comedy sketch Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber, as well as leeches, evil humors, and the death of George Washington, our first President.  Washington’s physicians hastened his demise with phlebotomy therapy for probable...
Type: Commentary
Study Shows Atorvastatin Reduced Blood Viscosity As Much As 16% Research published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Disease demonstrates that low dose administration of atorvastatin (Lipitor®) (10 mg/day) reduced diastolic blood viscosity by 16% in patients with...
Type: Perspectives
A quick search on the PubMed database reveals nearly 1,000 scientific papers linking blood viscosity to cardiovascular disease events and risk factors. In fact, increased blood viscosity is the only biological parameter that has been linked with all of the other major cardiovascular risk factors,...
Type: Commentary
Blood Viscosity: Earlier, More Accurate Prediction of Cardiovascular Event Risk Ralph Holsworth, DO, recently shared a story with me about a patient he had in Colorado many years ago. He was an intern in a Denver hospital when he admitted a patient diagnosed as having a blood clot in his leg. Dr...
Type: Perspectives
  In a precedent study we observed that overall adiposity evaluated with the body mass index (BMI) was correlated with plasma viscosity and red bloodcells (RBC) aggregation while abdominal obesity as assessed with the waist to hip ratio (WHR) was correlated with hematocrit. We investigated...
Tags: Obesity
Type: Abstracts
Study Shows 15% Higher Blood Viscosity In Obese Patients Research published in the International Journal of Obesity demonstrates that obese patients (BMI > 28 kg/m2) had diastolic blood viscosity levels that were 15% higher than age and sex matched controls, even in the absence of impaired...
Type: Perspectives
  While recent studies suggested that both general adiposity and abdominal adiposity are associated with the risk of death and support the use of waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in addition to body index mass (BMI) in assessing the risk of death, this issue remains cintroversial...
Tags: Obesity
Type: Abstracts

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