Differential White Blood Cell Count and Type 2 Diabetes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cross-Sectional and Prospective Studies

@inproceedings{GkraniaKlotsas2010DifferentialWB,
  title={Differential White Blood Cell Count and Type 2 Diabetes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cross-Sectional and Prospective Studies},
  author={Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas and Zheng Xu Ye and Andrew J. Cooper and Stephen J Sharp and Robert L Luben and Mary Lou Biggs and Liang-Kung Chen and Kuppan Gokulakrishnan and Markolf Hanefeld and Erik Ingelsson and Wen-An Lai and Shih-Yi Lin and Lars Lind and Vitool Lohsoonthorn and Viswanathan Mohan and Antonio Muscari and G{\"o}ran K Nilsson and John Ohrvik and Jiang Chao Qiang and Nancy Swords Jenny and Koji Tamakoshi and T. Temelkova-Kurktschiev and Yizhong Johnty Wang and Chittaranjan Yajnik and Marco Zoli and K. -T. Khaw and Nita G Forouhi and Nicholas J Wareham and Claudia C. Langenberg},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVE Biological evidence suggests that inflammation might induce type 2 diabetes (T2D), and epidemiological studies have shown an association between higher white blood cell count (WBC) and T2D. However, the association has not been systematically investigated. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Studies were identified through computer-based and manual searches. Previously unreported studies were sought through correspondence. 20 studies were identified (8,647 T2D cases and 85,040 non-cases… CONTINUE READING

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