Lipoprotein(a) concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus without cardiovascular disease: relationship to metabolic parameters and diabetic complications


Tarkun I., Cetinarslan B. , Canturk Z.

NUTRITION METABOLISM AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, vol.12, no.3, pp.127-131, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : NUTRITION METABOLISM AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-131

Abstract

Background and Aim: Diabetes mellitus is associated with a 3-4 times greater risk of coronary artery disease. One of the major risk factors in diabetics is their abnormal plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels, and a high serum concentration of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is an acknowledged risk factor for atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum Lp(a) levels in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients without cardiovascular disease, and assess the relationship between these levels and microvascular complications.