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Saravia G, Civeira F, Hurtado-Roca Y, Andrés E, León M, Pocoví M, Ordovas J, Guallar E, Fernández-Ortiz A, Casasnovas JA, Laclaustra M

Glycated Hemoglobin, Fasting Insulin and the Metabolic Syndrome in Males. Cross-Sectional Analyses of the Aragon Workers' Health Study Baseline.

PLoS ONE. 2015;10(8):e0132244, PMID: 26241903

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is currently used to diagnose diabetes mellitus, while insulin has been relegated to research. Both, however, may help understanding the metabolic syndrome and profiling patients. We examined the association of HbA1c and fasting insulin with clustering of metabolic syndrome criteria and insulin resistance as two essential characteristics of the metabolic syndrome.


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