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Obesity and Venous Insufficiency
Sunday, February 3, 2013


The relationship between being overweight and developing venous insufficiency was an observation in population based studies that needed 'hard clinical data'. This information has now been answered sufficiently in a group of obese patients.


Researchers in Italy have shown, using measurements of abdominal pressure, that overweight patients have larger femoral vein diameters, more likely to have venous insufficiency than thin patients, and this has been correlated with highr intrabdominal pressures.


This study was published by Parmeggiani and colleagues in Ann Ital Chir. 2012 Nov 7.

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