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OBJECTIVE The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently published new clinical guidelines in which hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) was recommended as a diagnostic test for diabetes. The present study was to investigate the association between HbA1c and cardiovascular risk, and compare the associations with fasting glucose and 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test (2(More)
OBJECTIVE To comprehensively examine the associations of serum uric acid (SUA) with central and peripheral arterial stiffness in Chinese adults, and particularly assess the interactions between SUA and other cardiometabolic risk factors. METHODS The study included 3,772 Chinese men and women with carotid radial pulse wave velocity (crPWV), carotid femoral(More)
Neck circumference (NC) is a proxy for upper-body fat and a reliable screening measure for the identification of individuals with abnormal fat distribution. Recently, compelling evidence indicates that NC is positively associated with insulin resistance (IR) and a variety of cardiometabolic abnormalities, independent of overall adiposity and central obesity(More)
In the present study, we have tried to unravel the role of Selenium supplementation in containing hyperglycemia by regulating enzymes activities involved in carbohydrate metabolism in liver of diabetic animals. Male wistar rats were divided into four groups: normal control, diabetic, Selenium treated control and Selenium treated diabetic group. Diabetes was(More)
Recently, several studies found raised serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), and traditional marker of liver damage was associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between GGT and impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and evaluate the modification effects of age, BMI, prehypertension, and lipids in a(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent studies have associated neck circumference (NC) with insulin resistance (IR). We examined whether such relation was modified by other metabolic risk factors. METHODS The study samples were from a community-based health examination survey in central China. A total of 2588 apparently healthy Chinese men and women were included. RESULTS(More)
The authors examined whether the adiponectin gene (ADIPOQ) variant was associated with blood pressure and arterial stiffness in Chinese adults. A genome-wide association study of the adiponectin variant rs864265 in the ADIPOQ gene was genotyped in a total of 2364 participants. After adjustment for sex, age, body mass index (BMI), fasting glucose, and(More)
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