Posted by: bescothealthcare | May 26, 2017

Skin Autofluorescence is Associated with Early-stage Atherosclerosis in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

From: J Atheroscler Thromb. 2017 Mar 1;24(3):312-326. doi: 10.5551/jat.35592. Epub 2016 Sep 2.

Read abstract here.

AIM:  Accumulation level of fluorescent advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in the skin can be measured non-invasively as skin autofluorescence (skin AF) by autofluorescence reader. The aim of this study was to assess possible associations between skin AF and diabetic complications, especially early-stage atherosclerosis, in Japanese type 1 diabetic patients.

CONCLUSIONS:  Skin AF was significantly associated with the presence and/or severity of diabetic complications and was an independent risk factor for carotid atherosclerosis.

 

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