The association between abdominal visceral fat and carotid stiffness is mediated by circulating inflammatory markers in uncomplicated type 2 diabetes.

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Central obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation, as well as vascular changes are common in patients with type 2 diabetes. In this study we assessed the relationship among stiffness of the carotid artery, visceral fat, and circulating inflammatory markers in type 2 diabetic subjects. Carotid stiffness, quantified as the distensibility coefficient (DC), was… (More)

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