Glycemic indicator linked to cardiovascular risks in women

04/21/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

Levels of hemoglobin A1c, an index of glycemic control, are associated with a risk of future heart attack and stroke in women even if they don't have diabetes, according to new research. Irish researchers found that the association is due largely to A1c's correlation with other established risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including age, body mass index, blood pressure and lipid parameters.

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