Microalbuminuria in never-treated hypertensives: lack of relationship to hyperinsulinemia and genetic predisposition to hypertension.


We evaluated the relationship of microalbuminuria to hyperinsulinemia and family history of hypertension in 92 never-treated essential hypertensives (mean 24-h blood pressure >140 or 90 mm Hg), with positive (F+) or negative (F-) family history of hypertension: 31 had microalbuminuria (MA+) (urinary albumin excretion [UAE], 30 to 300 mg/24 h) and 61 had… (More)


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