Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 14th, 2006
Study 1: Soluble CD40L decreases in patients with morbid obesity after bariatric surgery.
"Morbid obesity is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent studies suggest that soluble CD40 Ligand (sCD40L) may play a pathogenetic role in atherothrombotic complications in cardiovascular disease as well as in inflammation and thrombosis. As morbid obesity is closely associated with chronic inflammation and insulin resistance (IR), it was of interest to study sCD40L in patients with morbid obesity before and after massive weight loss induced...
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