Elevated Blood Sugar Levels A Risk Factor Of Heart Disease

by Medindia Content Team on  September 30, 2004 at 4:15 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Elevated Blood Sugar Levels A Risk Factor Of Heart Disease
High levels of glycosylated hemoglobin, or HA1c, may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events, such as heart disease and stroke, according to the new research. Two new studies show a strong link between blood sugar control and the development of heart disease and stroke.
Advertisement

In a six-year study of more than 10,000 people, investigators found a 21-percent increase in cardiovascular events for every percentage point increase in HA1c above 5 percent. The level of glycosylated hemoglobin was associated with these events even in people who did not have diabetes and who had HA1c levels within normal range.

Advertisement
An analysis of previous studies shows the risk for cardiovascular disease increased with increasing levels of glycosylated hemoglobin. However, the study did not prove better control of blood sugar would prevent cardiovascular disease.

Researchers suggest that further investigations be done to study whether improvements in glycemic control may improve health outcomes in people who do not have diabetes.
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Blood Group Thalassemia Cardiac Catheterization Heart Attack Air travel: To fly or not to fly Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Silent Killer Diseases Heart Healthy Heart Decoding HbA1c Test for Blood Sugar 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive