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Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of death in the world. Therefore, markers are needed to assess and reduce cardiovascular risk.

In this sense, Ricardo Rojas Humpire, a student of the Professional School of Human Medicine at the UPeU, as part of his research work to obtain his bachelor’s degree under the thesis modality in article format, together with Mely Olarte Durand, Sebastián Medina Ramirez, Rosmery Gutierrez Ajalcriña, Josué F. Canaza and advisor Dr. Salomón Huancahuire Vega published the research article entitled: «Indices of insulin resistance as biomarkers of cardiovascular risk throughout life in adults in Peru».

The publication was made in the journal indexed to Scopus in Q1, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism ISSN: 2090-0732, in which it mentions that the objective of this study is to determine if the indexes of insulin resistance, the ratio between triglycerides and HDL cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) and the index of triglycerides and glucose (T&C) are biomarkers of cardiovascular risk (CVR) throughout life.

For this purpose, a cross-sectional analytical study was carried out with the participation of health personnel between 20 and 79 years of age of both genders from the Huaycán Hospita, Lima – Peru.

The research concluded that both TG/HDL-C and TGA are reliable markers of CVR in adults.

You can access the full article here.

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