Serum Insulin Levels Tied To Risk Of Carotid Atherosclerosis

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January 02, 2008 | 3,808 views

Low and high serum insulin levels are both independent risk factors for carotid atherosclerosis, according to findings from an Italian study. The results of the present study provide first evidence that both hypoinsulinemia and hyperinsulinemia are conditions of increased carotid atherosclerosis risk.

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