Which came first: the peritoneal glucose load index, or LVH?

Glucose load in 43 stable PD patients was calculated with a peritoneal glucose load index (PGLI) based on glucose in grams/Kg/day in the daily PD prescription. A PGLI of > 3 g/Kg/day was positively correlated both with hemoglobin A1c levels and with left ventricular mass (p<0.001). The authors conclude that safe levels for PGLI need to be studied further. But, while this seems very plausible, correlations are not causal...

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