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News: Too much body fat hardens arteries after middle age

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Too much body fat hardens arteries after middle age 

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Too much body fat hardens arteries after middle age 

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Researchers have found that after the age of 50 increasing body fat is associated with stiffer arteries in both men and women. In young people, blood vessels appear to be able to compensate for the effects of obesity. But after middle age, this adaptability is lost, and arteries become progressively stiffer as body fat rises – potentially increasing the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. The research was funded by the MRC, the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre, and the British Heart Foundation, and published in the journal Hypertension.

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Imperial College London 

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17/05/2013 

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17/06/2013 

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Created at 17/05/2013 17:00  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
Last modified at 17/05/2013 17:00  by Leonilde Yahyaoui