Lowering the criterion for impaired fasting glucose: impact on disease prevalence and associated risk of diabetes and ischemic heart disease.

@article{Tai2004LoweringTC,
  title={Lowering the criterion for impaired fasting glucose: impact on disease prevalence and associated risk of diabetes and ischemic heart disease.},
  author={E. Shyong Tai and S. Y. Goh and Jeannette Jen-Mai Lee and M S Wong and Derrick Mk Heng and Kenneth T Hughes and Suok Kai Chew and Jeffery Cutter and William G Chew and Ken Gu and Kee Seng Chia and Chee Eng Tan},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={1728-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of lowering the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) criterion for impaired fasting glucose (IFG) on the prevalence of IFG, the risks of diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with IFG. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Three studies were used: 1). the 1998 National Health Survey (NHS98), a randomly selected cross-sectional sample of 4723 subjects; 2). the Singapore Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) Follow-up Study, a cohort study comprising 295 IGT and 292… CONTINUE READING