The relationship between the levels of plasma total homocysteine and insulin resistance in uncomplicated mild-to-moderate primary hypertension

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Ustundag S., Arikan E., Sen S., Esgin H., Ciftci S.

JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION, vol.20, no.5, pp.379-381, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/sj.jhh.1001986
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-381
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Primary hypertension ( HT) is the most frequent independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It was demonstrated that plasma total homocysteine ( tHcy) is an important and modifiable cardiovascular risk factor, which correlates with the severity of atherosclerotic disease, 1 despite some discordant results. 2 Although data supporting the cause-effect relationship between HT and tHcy are limited, tHcy may play a role in the pathogenesis of HT.