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Low Plasma Hdl Cholesterol and Elevated C Reactive Protein further Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes

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Author(s): Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez

Journal: Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
ISSN 2155-6156

Volume: 1;
Issue: 9;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Type 2 diabetes | Latinos | Heart disease risk | HDL | CRP | Inflammatory markers | Apolipoproteins

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to determine whether low plasma HDL and high C reactive protein (CRP) concentrations would further increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in Latinos with poorly controlled type-2 diabetes, already at high risk for CVD. Subjects (n = 68) were grouped into High-HDL (≥ or 1.03 or 1.3 mmol/L) or Low-HDL (
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