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ea0029oc19.2 | Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ICEECE2012

Increased arterial stiffness is independently associated with cerebral infarctions and white matter lesions in patients with type 2 diabetes despite good blood pressure and lipid control

Laugesen E. , Hoyem P. , Gron B. , Mikkelsen A. , Kim W. , Thrysoe S. , Erlandsen M. , Christiansen J. , Knudsen S. , Hansen K. , Hansen T. , Poulsen P.

Aim: Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) including stroke. The risk of CVD is traditionally assessed using office blood pressure (BP) and lipid profile. Increased arterial stiffness predicts cardiovascular events in the general population. We investigated if arterial stiffness was associated with cerebrovascular disease in patients with T2DM and sex- and age-matched controls indepentl y of classical risk factors.<p class...

ea0029s12.1 | Determinants of peak bone mass | ICEECE2012

Epidemiology of peak bone mass, structure and strength in males as assessed by high resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT). A cross-sectional study

Brixen K. , Hansen S.

In males, peak bone mass as evaluated by DXA is reached at the age of 20–22 years and may be important for the risk of fracture later in life. DXA, however, only provides two-dimensional images and does not allow assessment of bone structure.We used HR-pQCT to assess trabecular and cortical volumetric BMD (vBMD) and bone microarchitecture at the distal radius and tibia in a population based study including healthy male volunteers. Moreover, bone str...