Increased angiopoietin-like protein 8 levels in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes research and clinical practice

PubMedID: 27596060

Huang Y, Fang C, Guo H, Hu J. Increased angiopoietin-like protein 8 levels in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2016;120229-231.
In the present study, we recruited 124 patients with type 2 diabetes, among which 22 had a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study demonstrated that compared with type 2 diabetes without CVD, those with CVD had remarkably higher levels of angiopoietin-like protein 8 (ANGPTL8). Moreover, the close relationship between ANGPTL8 and CVD was independent of conventional CVD risk factors.