Rates of incidence for specific heart abnormalities vary, but more people die from heart disease - especially coronary artery disease - than any other cause of death. Five to 9 percent of people 20 years of age and older will develop coronary artery disease at some point in their lives. Most heart abnormalities occur at higher rates in men than in women and in African-Americans than in Caucasians.
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What is the rate of incidence for heart abnormalities?
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Is there a connection between celiac disease and type 2 diabetes?
dLife - It's YOUR Diabetes Life! answeredThere is no correlation between type 2 diabetes and celiac disease. The prevalence of celiac disease among people with type 2 diabetes is the same as for the general population, which is about 1 percent.
However, the prevalence of celiac disease is higher among people with type 1 diabetes. Approximately 8 to 10 percent of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease. Researchers don't know for sure why the prevalence of celiac disease is higher among people with type 1 diabetes, but they think it probably has something to do with the fact that both diseases are autoimmune conditions, and so they may share genetic similarities. Every person with type 1 diabetes should be tested for celiac disease so they can go on a gluten-free diet if necessary. If people with celiac disease continues to eat gluten, they are at risk for developing other complications such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, iron deficiency anemia, fatigue, and more serious complications such as intestinal cancers.
How is C-reactive protein (CRP) measured?
Inflammation is an important contributor to atherosclerosis and CRP is an indicator of inflammation. It can be measured with a simple blood test that does not require an overnight fast. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) correlates best with the presence of atherosclerosis.
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