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A Blood Sugar Biomarker Identifies Patients with Atherosclerosis & a Risk of Cardiovascular Events

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The routine use of the glycosylated hemoglobin test to track blood sugar levels in the general population can identify individuals with more advanced atherosclerotic disease. Currently used in the diagnosis and management of diabetes, glycosylated hemoglobin can provide a useful estimate of atherosclerotic disease, and therefore of cardiovascular risk, in individuals without diabetes with or without possible prediabetes. This is the main finding of a study carried out by scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC).

The advance heralded by the CNIC study is the use of this blood-sugar measure in apparently healthy ...