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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
Important evidence for the link between blood viscosity and cardiovascular events was provided by the Edinburgh Artery Study in a random population of 1,592 men and women aged 55 to 74 years, who were followed over a mean period of 5 years. After adjustment for age and gender, mean values for both...
Type: Perspectives
  Obesity is known to be associated with an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. Rheological disturbances could be factors contributing to these vascular complications. Therefore we have evaluated blood viscosity parameters in 128 obese (BMI greater than 28 kg/m2) adults and in 90 non-obese...
Tags: Obesity
Type: Abstracts
Study Suggests Use of Blood Viscosity as Additional Indicator of Metabolic Syndrome Research published in the International Journal of Cardiology demonstrates a strong relationship between elevated blood viscosity and the severity of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome affects more than 45...
Type: Perspectives
  Since December 2001, a total of 52 obese schoolchildren and 38 non-obese controls have undergone vascular ultrasound at our institution. From this cohort, we enrolled 40 obese children (16 girls, median age 12 years, mean body mass index (BMI) 27.5+/-4.6 kg/m2) and 26 non-obese peers (12 girls,...
Type: Abstracts
Blood Viscosity Despite decades of treatments to lower cholesterol, regulate heart rhythms, and reduce salt and fat, cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer of adults in the industrialized world. It has been associated with nearly 300 independent risk factors, among them high LDL, low...
Type: Perspectives
  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

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