Afroditi Tsiakou

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AIM Experimental evidence suggests that osteocalcin is a key messenger that affects both adipocytes and insulin-producing β cells. Epidemiological cross-sectional studies have shown a negative association between plasma levels of osteocalcin and glucose. For this reason, the hypothesis that lower baseline osteocalcin plasma levels are associated with(More)
Arterial stiffness is increased in type 1 diabetes (T1D), before any clinical complications of the disease are evident. The aim of the present paper was to investigate the association between cardiac autonomic function and arterial stiffness in a cohort of young T1D patients, without history of hypertension and any evidence of macrovascular and/or renal(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the association between arterial stiffness and plasma adiponectin in patients with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Participants were normotensive patients with type 1 diabetes who were up to age 40 years. Subjects on statins with macrovascular disease or overt nephropathy were excluded. Large artery stiffness(More)
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