Title: Carotid intima-media thickness at 7 years of age: relationship to C-reactive protein rather than adiposity
Authors: Osiniri, Inés ×
Sitjar, Carmen
Soriano-Rodríguez, Pilar
Prats-Puig, Anna
Casas-Satre, Cristina
Mayol, Lluís
de Zegher, Francis
Ibánez, Lourdes
Bassols, Judit
López-Bermejo, Abel #
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: C.V. Mosby.
Series Title: Journal of Pediatrics vol:160 issue:2 pages:276-280.e1
Abstract: According to the concept of adipose tissue expandability, the vascular complications of obesity are related less to the amount of stored fat than to the low-grade inflammation that excess fat storage may elicit. We tested this concept in 7-year-old children by assessing whether carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is related to obesity measures or to circulating highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), as a marker of low-grade inflammation.
ISSN: 0022-3476
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Screening, Diagnostics and Biomarkers (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science