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Olle Melander

Principal investigator

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Response to letter to the editor 'Is red cell distribution width a biomarker in risk assessment of diabetes mellitus?

Author

  • Gunnar Engström
  • Gustav Smith
  • Margaretha Persson
  • Peter Nilsson
  • Olle Melander
  • Bo Hedblad

Summary, in English

We thank Dr Kurt and colleagues for their comments and interest in our study. High red cell distribution width (RDW) is a new risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart failure, atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular mortality [2-4]. In a recent paper in the Journal of Internal Medicine we reported that low RDW is associated with increased incidence of diabetes [1]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Department/s

  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

538-538

Publication/Series

Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume

276

Issue

5

Document type

Journal article (letter)

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1365-2796