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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Insulin Therapy May Help Reduce Cardiovascular Disease

Diabetes patients are more susceptible to the development of atherosclerosis than non-diabetics and insulin therapy might help repair atherosclerotic lesions in diabetic patients....

Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto reported that insulin applied in therapeutic doses selectively stimulates the formation of new elastic fibers in cultures of human aortic smooth muscle cells.

The researchers noted that their results advance the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of diabetic vascular disease.

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