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Adolescent obesity, diabetes linked to atherosclerotic signs

Key clinical point: Adolescents with obesity and diabetes show early signs of atherosclerosis.

Major finding: Obese patients had a 0.05 mm greater increases in carotid artery thickness vs. normal-weight patients (P < .001).

Study details: 5-year longitudinal study of 448 normal-weight, obese, and diabetic adolescents.

Disclosures: Dr. Ryder received support from Boehringer Ingelheim in the form of drug/placebo. The National Institutes of Health provided funding for the study.


Ryder JR et al. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 May 6:e014891. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.014891.