Independent associations of fasting insulin, glucose, and glycated haemoglobin with stroke and coronary heart disease in older women

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

50 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Evidence suggests that variations in fasting glucose and insulin amongst those without frank type 2 diabetes mellitus are important determinants of cardiovascular disease. However, the relative importance of variations in fasting insulin, glucose, and glycated haemoglobin as risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women without diabetes is unclear. Our aim was to determine the independent associations of fasting insulin, glucose, and glycated haemoglobin with coronary heart disease and stroke in older women.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e263
JournalPLoS Medicine
Volume4
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Blood Glucose
  • Cohort Studies
  • Coronary Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Exercise
  • Fasting
  • Female
  • Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated
  • Humans
  • Insulin
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Middle Aged
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking
  • Stroke

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Independent associations of fasting insulin, glucose, and glycated haemoglobin with stroke and coronary heart disease in older women'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this