Carotid arterial stiffness in overweight and obese Indian children

Pandit, Deepa; Kinare, Arun; Chiplonkar, Shashi; Khadilkar, Anuradha; Khadilkar, Vaman
January 2011
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 24 Issue 1/2, p97
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that assesses anthropometric and lipid parameters such as carotid arterial stiffness, pulse wave velocity (PWV) and intima media thickness in 69 normal, 44 overweight, and 95 obese Indian children between 6 to 17 years of age. It reports that no significant differences in IMT were found in both normal and obese children, but the overweight subjects exhibited higher levels of PWV, elastic modulus, and blood pressure. It also suggests that carotid PWV could be used as a marker of pre-clinical atherosclerosis in obese children.


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