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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
C-peptide levels linked to death and heart disease in nondiabetic adults
High blood levels of the serum C-peptide are linked to heart disease and death in people without diabetes, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association. Journal). Researchers looked at data from the Third Nutrition and Health Examination Survey (NHANES III) and the NHANES III Linked Mortality File to determine the link between C-peptide levels and death from all causes as well as from heart disease.