Cerebral white matter hyperintensity in African Americans and European Americans with type 2 diabetes.

@article{Divers2013CerebralWM,
  title={Cerebral white matter hyperintensity in African Americans and European Americans with type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Jasmin Divers and Christina E. Hugenschmidt and Kaycee M Sink and Jeffrey D. Williamson and Yaorong Ge and S. Carrie Smith and Donald W. Bowden and Christopher T. Whitlow and Eric M. Lyders and Joseph A. Maldjian and Barry I. Freedman},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={e46-52}
}
Previous studies involving inner city populations detected higher cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) scores in African Americans (AAs) compared with European Americans (EAs). This finding might be attributable to the higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and poorer access to healthcare in AAs. Despite racial differences in CVD risk factor profiles, AAs have paradoxically lower levels of subclinical CVD. We hypothesized that AAs with diabetes and good access to… CONTINUE READING