Research links rising fasting glucose levels to long-term CVD risk

A study in Diabetes Care showed that middle-aged adults with increasing fasting glucose levels had an increased risk for cardiovascular disease over 30 years, such as coronary heart disease and stroke, compared with individuals with normal blood glucose levels. Researchers analyzed data from seven observational cohorts and found that those who transitioned from impaired fasting glucose to diabetes levels and those who transitioned from normal fasting glucose to diabetes levels had a higher CVD risk than those whose fasting glucose levels remained under the diabetes threshold at all glucose measurements.Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today (1/14)