Association of glucose metabolism, smoking and cardiovascular risk factors with incident peripheral arterial disease: The DESIR Study

Robyn Tapp, B Balkau, J Shaw, Paul Valensi, Martine Cailleau, Eveline Eschwege, [Unknown] DESIR Study Group

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AIMS: We determined the 6-year incidence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in a French population and assessed the association of glucose metabolism, smoking, cardiovascular risk factors and physical activity with incident PAD. METHODS: Participants from the French Data from a Epidemiological Study on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome (DESIR) were studied. Participants analysed were 30-65 years (at baseline) and had complete data (n=3805) after 6 years of follow-up. Diabetes was diagnosed according to the 1999 WHO criteria on the basis of fasting plasma glucose ......
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84 - 89
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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