Disease States

Disease States | Health

Nicotine Can Raise A1c by 34 Percent – Strong link between nicotine and diabetes complications

Scientists have reported the first strong evidence implicating nicotine as the main culprit responsible for persistently elevated blood sugar levels — and the resulting increased risk of serious health complications (Read the full article)

Clinical Chemistry | Disease States

Laboratory Methods for Evaluating Effectiveness of Anti-platelet Therapy

The number one killer in the U.S. and worldwide, cardiovascular disease is responsible for approximately 30% of all deaths. Research has now shown that atherosclerotic plaques develop over time. When (Read the full article)

Clinical Lab Testing | Disease States

Prediabetes and Prehypertension in Healthy Adults Are Associated with Low Vitamin D Levels

This study strengthens the plausibility that low serum vitamin D levels elevate the risk for early-stage diabetes and hypertension. The objective of the study was to determine whether modest elevations (Read the full article)