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Biomarkers

Biomarkers

Urinary protein levels may be an early marker of future cognitive decline in patients with type 2 DM and normal kidney function, according to a new study.

A gene variant strongly associated with development of type 2 diabetes mellitus appears to respond to a Mediterranean diet to prevent stroke.

OSA is not simply a marker for poor health but is an independent risk factor for open-angle glaucoma. Both conditions affect millions worldwide.

A healthy 50-year-old woman walks into your office; she is concerned about her risk of breast cancer because right-sided breast cancer was diagnosed in her mother at age 55. She is of Caucasian ancestry and has no other family members with breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer.  She has read the news about an actress who had a “cancer gene” and ended up having prophylactic mastectomies. She is very concerned about her risk of developing breast cancer and wants to be “tested.”

The ankle-brachial index is a noninvasive screening tool that can improve cardiovascular event risk stratification.

If drugs could be developed to target tau, they might prevent much of the neurodegeneration that characterizes Alzheimer disease and help prevent or delay dementia.

Elevated levels of the biomarker C-reactive protein in patients with HIV infection increased the risk of MI approximately 2-fold.

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