Lead, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Renal Function: The Normative Aging Study

@inproceedings{Tsaih2004LeadDH,
  title={Lead, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Renal Function: The Normative Aging Study},
  author={Shirng-wern Tsaih and Susan A. Korrick and Joel Schwartz and Chitra J. Amarasiriwardena and Antonio Aro and David W Sparrow and Howard Hu},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2004}
}
In this prospective study, we examined changes in renal function during 6 years of follow-up in relation to baseline lead levels, diabetes, and hypertension among 448 middle-age and elderly men, a subsample of the Normative Aging Study. Lead levels were generally low at baseline, with mean blood lead, patella lead, and tibia lead values of 6.5 microg/dL, 32.4 microg/g, and 21.5 microg/g, respectively. Six percent and 26% of subjects had diabetes and hypertension at baseline, respectively. In… CONTINUE READING

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