Plasma Retinol-Binding Protein 4 Levels and the Risk of Ischemic Stroke among Women.

@article{Rist2018PlasmaRP,
  title={Plasma Retinol-Binding Protein 4 Levels and the Risk of Ischemic Stroke among Women.},
  author={Pamela M. Rist and M. C. Garc{\'i}a Jim{\'e}nez and Shelley S Tworoger and Frank B Hu and Joann E. Manson and Qi Sun and Kathryn M. Rexrode},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2018},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          68-75
        }
}
BACKGROUND Plasma retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels have been associated with cardiovascular risk factors and risk of coronary heart disease, but little is known about the association between RBP4 and the risk of ischemic stroke. We hypothesized that elevated RBP4 levels would be associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke among women. METHODS We performed a nested case-control study among women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study who provided blood samples between 1989 and… CONTINUE READING