About this Research Topic
Recent studies in humans and experimental animal models highlight inflammation as a critical element of atherosclerosis and its consequent impact on cardiovascular disease. Inflammation will be a theme that underlies many of the interactions between diabetes and cardiovascular disease reviewed in this Research Topic.
This review series will also address clinical correlations between diabetes and clinical cardiovascular disease and attempts to reduce the risk, the effect of diabetes on macrophages and the production of monocyte/macrophages to promotes atherosclerosis, autoimmunity in diabetes and the effect of diabetes on the heart and kidneys contributing to cardiovascular disease. Moreover, each article will emphasize how these risk factor in diabetes augment cardiovascular disease and focus on future issues to be addressed.
Keywords: Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Inflammation, Risk factors, Complications
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