Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blood glucose measure provide little benefit in foreseeing risk of CVD

According to a latest study published in JAMA it has been found that adults without having any known history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease add information about glycated hemoglobin through a measure of long term blood sugar can help to detect the conventional CVD risk factors. This extensive research was carried on more than 3,00,000 people. The higher glucose levels have always been linked to CVD. Hence, it has been projected that the information on blood sugar control can lead to improvement in doctor’s ability to predict the chances of CVD. The prediction of CVD will help in taking precautions and even in the treatment, when need arises. Author explains, “Contrary to recommendations in some guidelines, the current analysis of individual-participant data in almost 300,000 people without known diabetes and CVD at baseline indicates that measurement of HbA1c is not associated with clinically meaningful improvement in assessment of CVD risk.”

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