Association between duration of excessive weight and arterial stiffness in middle-aged and older adults

Masahiro Matsui, Toru Yoshikawa, Ryoko Mizushima, Koichiro Tanahashi, Kanae Myoenzono, Kiyoji Tanaka, Seiji Maeda

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Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the association between duration of overweight/obesity and arterial stiffness. In total, 103 men and women aged 45–68 years with a body mass index (BMI) of ≥25 kg/m2 were enrolled in this study. Duration of overweight/obesity was calculated for individuals with at least two consecutive BMI occurrences of ≥25 kg/m2 in the previous (5-year intervals from 20 years old) and present BMI information. Multiple regression analysis showed that carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, an index of arterial stiffness, was independently associated with the duration of overweight/obesity, but not with current degree of overweight/obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Hypertension
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 2
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Obesity period
  • aortic stiffness
  • cardiovascular risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology

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