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White blood cell count and cardiovascular biomarkers of atherosclerosis.

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Title: White blood cell count and cardiovascular biomarkers of atherosclerosis.
Authors: Sekitani, Yui / Hayashida, Naomi / Kadota, Koichiro / Yamasaki, Hironori / Abiru, Norio / Nakazato, Mio / Maeda, Takahiro / Ozono, Yoshiyuki / Takamura, Noboru
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Informa UK Ltd.
Citation: Biomarkers, 15(5), pp.454-460; 2010
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association with white blood cells (WBC) and atherosclerotic parameters including cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in the general population. METHODS: We investigated the relationship between WBC count and metabolic syndrome components, CAVI and CIMT in 3738 Japanese study participants. RESULTS: WBC count weakly correlated with CAVI in men (beta = 0.61, p = 0.043), but not in women (beta = 0.35, p = 0.17). On the other hand, WBC did not correlate with CIMT in either men or women (p = 0.41 and p = 0.71, respectively). CONCLUSION: WBC count was associated with lipids, blood pressure and body mass index, although the correlations with CAVI and CIMT were weak or absent.
Keywords: Cardio-ankle vascular index / Carotid intimamedia thickness / Metabolic syndrome
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/25640
ISSN: 1354750X
DOI: 10.3109/1354750X.2010.486870
PubMed ID: 20507253
Rights: © 2010 Informa UK Ltd.
Type: Journal Article
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