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BACKGROUND Whether insulin resistance predicts ischemic stroke (IS) is still a matter of debate. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between insulin resistance (IR) and risk of first ischemic stroke in a large, multiethnic, stroke-free cohort without diabetes. DESIGN Prospective, population-based cohort study. SETTING Longitudinal epidemiologic(More)
BACKGROUND Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is a non-invasive measure of endothelial function. Endothelial dysfunction has been associated with traditional vascular risk factors and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The importance of genetic contribution to FMD and baseline brachial artery diameter has not been shown in Hispanic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Depression is highly prevalent after stroke and may influence recovery. We aimed to determine whether depressed mood acutely after stroke predicts subsequent disability and mortality. METHODS As part of the Northern Manhattan Stroke Study, a population-based incident stroke case follow-up study performed in a multiethnic urban(More)
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