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Olle Melander

Principal investigator

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The effect of smoking on carotid intima-media thickness progression rate and rate of lumen diameter reduction.

Author

  • Kristina Hansen
  • Gerd Östling
  • Margaretha Persson
  • Peter Nilsson
  • Olle Melander
  • Gunnar Engström
  • Bo Hedblad
  • Maria Rosvall

Summary, in English

The purpose of the study was to investigate the long-term associations between smoking habits, environmental tobacco smoke exposure (ETS), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) progression rate, and rate of lumen diameter reduction in the carotid artery during a 16-year follow-up. Another objective was to investigate if an effect of smoking on progression rate could be explained by increased low grade inflammation.

Department/s

  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health
  • Centre for Economic Demography
  • Social Medicine and Health Policy
  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology

Publishing year

2015-11-05

Language

English

Publication/Series

European Journal of Internal Medicine

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Social Medicine and Health Policy
  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1879-0828