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Effects of intensive lifestyle intervention and gastric bypass on aortic stiffness: A 1‐year nonrandomized clinical study

Espen Gjevestad
Used Parameters : BW, WC

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Norway

Journal : Obesity

Objective To compare the long‐term effects of Roux‐en‐Y gastric bypass (GBS) and intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) on aortic stiffness. Methods Nonrandomized clinical trial. Aortic stiffness was assessed by carotid‐femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) using high‐fidelity applanation tonometry. Results A total of 159 treatment‐seeking morbidly obese patients were included, 82 (54 females) in the GBS‐group and 77 (48 females) in the ILI‐group. Participants in the GBS‐group were younger (42.0±9.9 vs. 46.4±10.5 years), heavier …
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