Glycoprotein affects vascular health in type 1 diabetes

07/22/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Type 1 diabetes patients with macroalbuminuria and high osteoprotegerin levels had the highest cardiovascular disease risk, while those with normoalbuminuria and low OPG rates had the lowest CVD risk, a Finnish study showed. Researchers also found normo- and microalbuminuric patients with high OPG levels had similar CVD risk, suggesting the glycoprotein is an independent predictor of peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular complications in diabetes. The findings were presented at the American Diabetes Association's 73rd Scientific Sessions.

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