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Effects of poor glucose handling on arterial stiffness and left ventricular mass in normal children.

Authors
  • Khan, F
  • Kerr, H
  • Ross, R A
  • Newton, D J
  • Belch, J J F
Type
Published Article
Journal
International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2006
Volume
25
Issue
3
Pages
268–273
Identifiers
PMID: 16878075
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We have found that normal children who are in the lowest quintile of glucose tolerance in comparison with their peers are exhibiting the first signs of arterial stiffening. In addition, we have seen the beginnings of a relationship between blood pressure, body mass index and left ventricular enlargement in this group. While these changes may not yet be clinically significant, their emergence might be further evidence of early predisposition to cardiovascular disease.

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