Diabetes as a Risk Factor for Arteriosclerotic Vascular Disease

  • Margaret J. Albrink
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 63)


The well known association between diabetes and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASHD) suggests that impaired glucose tolerance is a major risk factor for ASHD. The association can be seen from, the point of view of the diabetic, who has increased vascular disease when compared to non-diabetics, or from the point of view of the patient with ASHD, who has increased frequency of diabetes when compared with persons without vascular disease.


Coronary Heart Disease Framingham Study Lower Blood Sugar Adult Onset Type Blood Sugar Concentration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret J. Albrink
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineWest Virginia University School of MedicineMorgantownUSA

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