Endothelial progenitor cells in morbid obesity

Giovanna Liuzzo, Geltrude Mingrone, Luigi Marzio Biasucci, Filippo Crea, Francesca Graziani, Antonio Maria Leone, Eloisa Basile, Pio Cialdella, Alessandra Tritarelli, Roberta Della Bona, Giuseppe Nanni, Amerigo Iaconelli

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 The aim of this study was to assess the relationship among anthropometric indexes of adiposity (body mass index [BMI], waist circumference [WC]), endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with morbid obesity, and the effect of diabetes and weight loss.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-985
Number of pages9
JournalCirculation Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Adipose Tissue
  • Adult
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Carotid Arteries
  • Endothelial Cells
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity, Morbid
  • Stem Cells
  • Tunica Intima

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