Glycosylated hemoglobin (hba1c): a biomarker of anti aging

Authors:Bashir Ahmed Dar, Manzoor Ahmed Dar, Sheeba Bashir,Saima Nazir,Shania Bashir,Yawer Bashir
Int J Biol Med Res. 2015; 6(3): 5084-5086  |  PDF File

Abstract

Abstract Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a marker of evaluation of long-term glycemic control in diabetic patients that predict risks for the development and progression of diabetic complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate the significance of Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in relation to aging. After going through number of research papers have come to conclusion that such relationship do exist and Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) does increase with advancing age independent of glycemia.It also clearly shows association with premature aging and increased mortality. Review Criteria We systematically searched number of articles, webpages, and major textbooks for writing this article. All papers identified were in English language and full manuscripts. I also searched the reference lists of identified articles for additional relevant papers A search for reference data for this purpose was also performed using the Google search engine. In this short review we summarize the findings given by different researchers on the subject and bring it in our support to prove HBA1C should also be used as anti aging tool.