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Body Mass Index and Venous Insufficiency
Sunday, February 3, 2013

 

A study in Serbia investigated the association between venous disease and body mass index (BMI).

 

The researchers showed that the severity of venous disease, based on the CEAP classification, is associated  with the severity of venos disease.

 

"According to multivariate analysis, the CEAP C category of CVD was significantly more advanced in overweight and obese patients, the association being more pronounced in obese. Compared groups did not differ in the presence of venous reflux. In univariate analysis, venous obstruction was related to overweight and obesity but this association did not substantially affect the relationship between obesity and CEAP C categories of CVD".

 

The research was published in the Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013 Jan 18 by Vlajinac and colleagues from the Institute of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

 

The authors concluded that "the CEAP C categories of chronic venous disease were significantly related to overweight and obesity, and this association was independent of age, sex and some other postulated risk factors".

 

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Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

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