Diabetes Health in the News: Genetic Hyperglycemia Tied to Increased Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Research has found that a genetic predisposition for hyperglycemia increases the risk of developing coronary artery disease. This is independent of certain coronary artery disease risk factors like type 2 diabetes.

The study was completed at the Center for Genomic Medicine at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers performed a randomized analysis using data from studies on coronary artery disease and fasting glucose. It was found that a 1 mmol/L increase in fasting glucose was associated with a 43% increased risk for the development of coronary artery disease among patients with a genetic predisposition for hyperglycemia.

These findings were published in Diabetes Care on March 15, 2017.

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