Published in Heart Disease Weekly, November 12th, 2006
"The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of obesity on diastolic function in children and adolescents. Echocardiographic measurements were compared in 28 obese subjects (14 males, 14 females) and 15 age- and gender-matched lean controls (8 males, 7 females)," scientists writing in the American Journal of Cardiology report.
J.A. Sharpe and colleagues working with the Liverpool John Moores University explained, "Two-dimensional ultrasound imaging, M-mode imaging, and pulse-wave conventional and tissue Doppler measurements were used to assess cardiac...
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