Homocysteine as a risk factor for nephropathy and retinopathy in Type 2 diabetes

  title={Homocysteine as a risk factor for nephropathy and retinopathy in Type 2 diabetes},
  author={Dr. H. C. Looker and Anne Fagot-Campagna and Elaine W. Gunter and Christine M. Pfeiffer and Kabayam M Venkat Narayan and William C. Knowler and Robert L Hanson},
The aim of this study was to examine the relation between serum total homocysteine concentrations and microvascular complications in Pima Indians with Type 2 diabetes. Homocysteine concentrations were measured in frozen sera of 396 diabetic participants in a longitudinal study who were 40 years of age or older and who had attended one or more examinations between 1982 and1985. Retinopathy was assessed by fundoscopy and nephropathy by an albumin:creatinine ratio greater than 300 mg/g. The… CONTINUE READING


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