Insulin resistance is associated with the metabolic syndrome and is not directly linked to coronary artery disease.

@article{Vonbank2011InsulinRI,
  title={Insulin resistance is associated with the metabolic syndrome and is not directly linked to coronary artery disease.},
  author={Alexander Vonbank and Christoph Hubert Saely and Philipp Rein and Stefan Beer and Johannes M. Breuss and Christian Boehnel and H einz Drexel},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={412 11-12},
  pages={1003-7}
}
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance (IR) is the key feature of the metabolic syndrome (MetS). Its association with directly visualized coronary atherosclerosis is unclear. We hypothesised that insulin resistance is associated with both angiographically determined coronary artery disease (CAD) and with the MetS. METHODS In 986 consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography for the evaluation CAD, IR was determined by the HOMA index; the MetS was defined according to NCEP-ATPIII criteria; and… CONTINUE READING

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