EDGAR C. BECK, M.D.; JAMES G. FOWLER, M.D.; EDWARD C. KOENIG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; BYRON D. BOWEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Most older diabetic patients are obese or have been so. Their pathological state is, therefore, essentially that of obesity with superimposed diabetes. The association of vascular disease and diabetes in this group is far too frequent to be ascribed to coincidence alone. Those1, 2, 3, 4 who believe that diabetes hastens the approach and accelerates the development of arteriosclerosis refer to atheromatous lesions of the elastic and muscular arteries. The demonstration of calcium roentgenologically in the peripheral vessels has been used to detect this type of lesion, though it is realized that extensive atheromatosis may be present with minimal or
BECK EC, FOWLER JG, KOENIG EC, BOWEN BD. VASCULAR DISEASE IN THE OBESE DIABETIC, AND IN NON-DIABETICS; A DISCUSSION OF ARTERIOSCLEROSIS AS A CAUSE OF DIABETES1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:662–670. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-6-662
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(6):662-670.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Obesity.
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