The lack of utility of circulating biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction for type 2 diabetes risk prediction among postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Archives of internal medicine, Volume 170, Issue 17, p.1557-65 (2010)


2010, Aged, Biological Markers, Blood Glucose, C-Reactive Protein, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, E-Selectin, Endothelium, Vascular, Female, Humans, INFLAMMATION, Insulin, Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1, Interleukin-6, Leukocyte Count, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Predictive Value of Tests, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor, Type II, Risk Assessment, Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1


Recent studies have linked plasma markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction to type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) development. However, the utility of these novel biomarkers for type 2 DM risk prediction remains uncertain.