Association of increased body mass index and impaired endothelial function among hispanic women

Todd Pulerwitz, Cairistine Grahame-Clarke, Carlos J. Rodriguez, Yumiko Miyake, Robert R. Sciacca, Kumiko Hirata, Marco R. DiTullio, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Ralph L. Sacco, Shunichi Homma

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Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that an increased body mass index was similarly associated with impaired endothelial function as measured by flow-mediated dilation in a high-risk, Hispanic population of men and women living in northern Manhattan. The association of flow-mediated dilation and body mass index was significant in women (β -0.16 ± 0.04, p <0.0001) but not in men (β -0.02 ± 0.06, p = 0.72). This is the first study to demonstrate a gender-specific difference in endothelial function associated with body mass index.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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