Fasting insulin concentrations and incidence of hypertension, stroke, and coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

@article{Xun2013FastingIC,
  title={Fasting insulin concentrations and incidence of hypertension, stroke, and coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.},
  author={Peng Cheng Xun and Ying Wu and Qianchuan He and K. N. He},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={1543-54}
}
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance is a precursor of numerous chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). The fasting insulin concentration is considered a reasonable surrogate of insulin resistance, especially among nondiabetic individuals. OBJECTIVE We aimed to quantitatively summarize the literature on the association of fasting insulin concentrations with risk of hypertension, stroke, and coronary heart disease (CHD) by conducting a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies… CONTINUE READING