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C-reactive protein and serum creatinine, but not haemoglobin A1c, are independent predictors of coronary heart disease risk in non-diabetic Chinese

Salim, Agus; Tai, E Shyong; Tan, Vincent Y; Welsh, Alan; Liew, Reginald; Naidoo, Nasheen; Wu, Yi; Yuan, Jian-Min; Koh, Woon P; van Dam, Rob M


Background In western populations, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), and to a lesser degree serum creatinine and haemoglobin A1c, predict risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). However, data on Asian populations that are increasingly affected by CHD are sparse and it is not clear whether these biomarkers can be used to improve CHD risk classification. Design and methods We conducted a nested case-control study within the Singapore Chinese Health Study cohort, with incident 'hard' CHD...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
DOI: 10.1177/2047487315626547


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