Aortic and Pulmonary Artery Stiffness and Cardiac Function in Children at Risk for Obesity
Mahfouz RA et al. – Children who were at risk for obesity have increased aortic and pulmonary artery stiffness (PAS), subclinical LV and RV dysfunction. These abnormalities were associated with increased hs–C–reactive protein (CRP). The data suggest that appropriate strategies for weight control are essential not only for obese children but also for those at risk for overweight.