Associations between smoking and beta-cell function in a non-hypertensive and non-diabetic population. Skaraborg Hypertension and Diabetes Project.

@article{Ostgren2000AssociationsBS,
  title={Associations between smoking and beta-cell function in a non-hypertensive and non-diabetic population. Skaraborg Hypertension and Diabetes Project.},
  author={Carl Johan Ostgren and Ulf Lindblad and Jonas Ranstam and Arne Melander and Lennart R{\aa}stam},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={445-50}
}
AIMS An increased risk for Type 2 diabetes in male and female smokers has been associated with insulin resistance. However, this might also be the result of an adverse effect on the beta-cell. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between smoking and beta-cell function. METHODS A community-based, cross-sectional observation study. In 1994, a randomized age-stratified sample of men and women aged > or = 40 years in the city of Skara, Sweden, were invited to a survey of… CONTINUE READING