EASD: Type 2 Diabetes Drives Inflammation Irrespective of BMI

September 19, 2007

AMSTERDAM -- Inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes is independent of obesity, an observation that may partly explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with diabetes.

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 19 -- Inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes is independent of obesity, an observation that may partly explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with diabetes.

Irrespective of body mass index patients with type 2 diabetes had significantly higher mean white blood cell counts than age, gender, and BMI controls (P

In an analysis controlling for potential confounders, the authors found that white blood cell counts among patients with diabetes were on average 0.7 x 109 higher than among controls (P

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