Postprandial glycaemic excursions and cardiovascular risk.

Pradeepa, R and Mohan, V (2011) Postprandial glycaemic excursions and cardiovascular risk. Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 109 (12). 912, 917-20. ISSN 0019-5847



During the last few years there is increasing recognition regarding the role of postprandial hyperglycaemia (PPHG) in contributing to the development of micro- and macrovascular complications of diabetes. PPHG has a harmful effect on the vascular endothelium, which is mainly mediated by oxidative stress. Numerous epidemiological and longitudinal studies have shown elevated PPHG to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and increased mortality risk. In addition, PPHG contributes significantly to glycosylated haemoglobin levels particularly in relatively well controlled type 2 diabetic subjects. PPHG is thus emerging as a valid therapeutic target to minimise cardiovascular disease risk. This review looks at the association of postprandial excursions and the risk for cardiovascular disease.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Postprandial hypoglycaemia; cardiovascular risk; diabetes; postprandial exercise
Subjects:Nutrition and Diabetes
Divisions:Department of Nutrition and Dietitics
Department of Diabetology
ID Code:755
Deposited By:surendar radha
Deposited On:16 Oct 2013 13:05
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