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A Journal on Angiology
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International Angiology 2006 September;25(3):297-303
Is obesity an aggravating factor in chronic venous disease? Results of a French epidemiological study in male patients
Benigni J. P. 1, Cazaubon M. 2, Tourneroche A. 3, Achhammer I. 4, Mathieu M. 4
1 Unit of Cardiovascular Pathology, Begin Hospital, Saint Mandé, France
2 Paris American Hospital, Neuilly, France
3 Thériamis, Saint Maur des Fossés, France
4 Innothéra Laboratories, Arcueil, France
Aim. In a recent epidemiological study on chronic venous disease (CVD) in French male patients, a correlation was found between obesity and disease severity. The objective of this study was to further analyze the relationship between age and/or obesity, and CVD severity as assessed by the CEAP C-class.
Methods. Each physician taking part in this cross-sectional study included the first 3 adult male patients consulting for the first time and presenting at least one sign and one symptom of CVD. Patients’ socio-demographic and clinical data were collected, and findings for obese (body mass index BMI: >30 kg/m2), overweight (25
Conclusion. This study does not show any relationship between the CEAP C-class and obesity in male patients. Obesity was thus probably not an aggravating factor in CVD but a simple reflection of ageing.