Glucose metabolism in patients with essential hypertension.

  title={Glucose metabolism in patients with essential hypertension.},
  author={Juan Garc{\'i}a-Puig and Luis M Ruilope and Manuel Luque and Jaime Fern{\'a}ndez Fern{\'a}ndez and Rafael Ortega and Rafael Dal-R{\'e}},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={119 4},
PURPOSE Arterial hypertension is an insulin-resistant condition that has been associated with an increased incidence of diabetes. We assessed the prevalence of glucose abnormalities in a population of patients with essential hypertension. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 420 consecutively referred essential hypertensive patients were studied at 16 hypertension clinics in university and community hospitals of Spain. Fasting and 2-hour plasma glucose and insulin levels were determined in… CONTINUE READING
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