Fig A:  An ultrasound image detects carotid artery thickening in a teen with type 1 diabetes. A study published in Diabetes Care reports that elevated BMIz scores were the only one of several cardiovascular risk factors that were associated with carotid artery thickening.

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BMIz Scores May Help Predict Carotid Artery Thickening, but Other Common Heart Disease Risk Factors Do Not

When obesity gets worse for teens with type 1 diabetes, their carotid arteries get thicker and their risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life rises.

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