Arterial stiffness 'better predictor' of T2DM risk than hypertension

People with normal blood pressure and arterial stiffness have an increased risk of developing the disease, researchers say

Increased arterial stiffness flags a risk for developing type 2 diabetes regardless of blood pressure if other risk factors are present, researchers have found in a large cohort study. 

In addition, the combination of stiffer arteries and hypertension is associated with a more than twofold increased risk of diabetes compared with people who have ideal vascular function, the Chinese researchers say.

The study, involving 11,000 people followed for six years, was designed to establish the