ELI MOSCHCOWITZ, M.D.
That diabetes mellitus is frequently associated with arteriosclerosis, and that the clinical consequences of the latter are the commonest causes of death in diabetes, are acknowledged. This association has led to the wide acceptance of the view that diabetes, by a hypothetic mechanism, is the cause of arteriosclerosis. This view is subject to a number of critiques:
1. The mere association of two disorders does not necessarily imply cause and effect, with the further implication that the diabetes comes first. The association may be interpreted reversely.
2. There is a regrettable diversity in definition of the term "arteriosclerosis."
MOSCHCOWITZ E. THE RELATION OF HYPERPLASTIC ARTERIOSCLEROSIS TO DIABETES MELLITUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1137–1162. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-5-1137
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(5):1137-1162.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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