Journal article

Prevalence of Insulin Resistance and Related Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Patients With Essential Hypertension

Nereida KC Lima, Fahim Abbasi, Cindy Lamendola, Gerald M Reaven

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is evidence that the subgroup of patients with essential hypertension who are also insulin resistant is at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We are unaware of the frequency of insulin resistance in patients with essential hypertension as well as the CVD risk in this subgroup of patients. This analysis was aimed at providing the prevalence of insulin resistance and associated CVD risk factors in treated and untreated patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: The study population consisted of 126 patients with hypertension: 56 untreated and 70 in a stable treatment program. Body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, plasma glucose and insulin responses to an or..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by research grants from the National Institutes of Health (RR-00070) and CAPES (Research Funding Agency of the Brazilian Ministry of Education): postdoctoral scholarship grant to N.K.C.L. (1306-07-3).