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Olle Melander

Principal investigator

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Red cell distribution width, haemoglobin A1c and incidence of diabetes mellitus.

Author

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

Summary, in English

Hyperglycaemia has multiple effects on the red blood cell (RBC), including glycation of haemoglobin, reduced deformability and reduced lifespan. Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of the heterogeneity of erythrocyte volumes. The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between RDW and glucose, haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and incidence of diabetes mellitus (DM).

Department/s

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

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

174-183

Publication/Series

Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume

276

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Medical and Health Sciences

Status

Published

Research group

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

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1365-2796