Carson AP, Steffes MW, Carr JJ, Kim Y, Gross MD, Carnethon MR, Reis JP, Loria CM, Jacobs DR, Lewis CE. Hemoglobin a1c and the progression of coronary artery calcification among adults without diabetes. Diabetes care. 2015 Jan;38(38). 66-71. PMID: 25325881 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4274774
Higher levels of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) are associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk among individuals without diabetes and may also be positively associated with coronary artery calcification (CAC). This study investigated the association of HbA1c with CAC progression in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study.