alexa Inflammatory markers and risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women.

Journal of Clinical Diabetes & Practice

Author(s): Hu FB, Meigs JB, Li TY, Rifai N, Manson JE

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Abstract We conducted a prospective, nested, case-control study of inflammatory markers as predictors of type 2 diabetes among 32,826 women who provided blood samples in 1989 through 1990 in the Nurses' Health Study. Among women free of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer at baseline, 737 had developed diabetes by 2000. Control women (n = 785) were selected matched on age, fasting status, race, and BMI for cases in the top BMI decile. Baseline levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha receptor 2, interleukin (IL)-6, and C-reactive protein (CRP) were significantly higher among case than control subjects (all P This article was published in Diabetes and referenced in Journal of Clinical Diabetes & Practice

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