Endothelial function and arterial stiffness in normotensive normoglycemic first-degree relatives of diabetic patients are independent of the metabolic syndrome.

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BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of the present study was to investigate endothelial function and arterial stiffness in normotensive normoglycemic first-degree relatives (offspring) of diabetic subjects and to explore the relationship with the metabolic syndrome and its components. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-five healthy normotensive normoglycemic subjects (aged… (More)

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