Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Adverse Clinical Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: a Bitter-Sweet Symphony

Stanley M. H. Yeung, Stephan J. L. Bakker, Gozewijn D. Laverman, Martin H. De Borst*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Purpose of Review: Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a key phosphate-regulating hormone that has been associated with adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Emerging data suggest that FGF23 plays a specific role in type 2 diabetes, partly independent of kidney function. We aimed to summarize current literature on the associations between FGF23 and outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes with or without CKD. Recent Findings: Several cohort studies have shown strong associations between plasma FGF23 and cardiovascular outcomes in diabetic CKD. Moreover, recent data suggest that FGF23 are elevated and may also be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality in type 2 diabetes patients without CKD, although the magnitude of the association is smaller than in CKD patients. Summary: Diabetes-related factors may influence plasma FGF23 levels, and a higher FGF23 levels seem to contribute to a higher cardiovascular and mortality risk in patients with type 2 diabetes. Although this risk may be relevant in diabetic individuals with preserved kidney function, it is strongly accentuated in diabetic nephropathy. Future studies should clarify if FGF23 is merely a disease severity marker or a contributor to adverse outcomes in type 2 diabetes and establish if antidiabetic medication can modify FGF23 levels.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftCurrent diabetes reports
Nummer van het tijdschrift10
StatusPublished - 28-aug-2020

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