TITLE

Cardiovascular update on TZDs

AUTHOR(S)
Wilson, Peter W. F.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Cardiology Today;Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers cardiovascular update on the favorable effects of thiazolidinediones (TZDs) on metabolism. It is said that the general action is by means of peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma and metabolic changes include lowering of plasma glucose, improved insulin sensitivity, and reduction in microalbuminuria. It is mentioned, however, that safety has been a concern with these medications since they were first used in the Primary Prevention of Diabetes trial.
ACCESSION #
33119568

 

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