Association of fetuin-a with incident diabetes mellitus in community-living older adults: the cardiovascular health study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The liver-secreted protein fetuin-A induces peripheral insulin resistance in vitro. In a pilot study, we observed that higher fetuin-A levels were associated with diabetes mellitus in older persons. However, this finding has not been confirmed in large cohorts. We sought to confirm the association of fetuin-A with incident diabetes mellitus in… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.072751

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