Association of peripheral total and differential leukocyte counts with metabolic syndrome and risk of ischemic cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Tsai2007AssociationOP,
  title={Association of peripheral total and differential leukocyte counts with metabolic syndrome and risk of ischemic cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Jack C-R Tsai and S F Sheu and Herng-Chia Chiu and Fu-Mei Chung and D Chang and M Chen and S. Shin and Y J Lee},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={111-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that leukocytes play a central role in obesity, glucose intolerance, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and cardiovascular diseases, but the role of differential leukocytes in metabolic syndrome (MetS) and atherosclerosis is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the component features of MetS and peripheral leukocyte counts and to explore whether leukocyte counts are associated with clustering of MetS and… CONTINUE READING