Six Months of Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Carotid Intima-media Thickness in African Merican Adults
African Americans tend to have greater carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), and are 60% more likely to have a stroke than Caucasians. Data on the effects of lifestyle intervention on carotid IMT in African Americans does not exist. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of 6 months of diet and exercise intervention on carotid IMT in sedentary African American adults.
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Veerabhadrappa P, Kashem AM, Kothapalli P, Diaz KM, Feairheller DL, Kretzschmar J, Sturgeon KM, Williamson S, Crabbe DL, Brown MD. Six Months of Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in African American Adults. Hypertension. 60:A445. 2012.
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