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February 27, 2006

Diabetes-related Complications On The Rise

Topics: Medicine

cy2a.jpg Most would know diabetes as a disease arising out of inadequate production or inappropriate action of insulin.

But not many are aware that inflammation is a characteristic feature of the disease. Recent researches in the field of diabetes confirm that an excess production of some hormones and toxic substances in the body cause inflammation and several toxic reactions as well.

An implication of this could be seen in the form of diabetes related complications.

This was revealed by head, medicine, King George's Medical University (KGMU), Prof CG Agarwal during a lecture on 'current trends in the management of type II diabetes mellitus' at a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme organised by Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday.

"The role of free fatty acids, tumour necrosis factors and leptin was known to have been contributing to diabetes.

Inflamation Linked to Heart Disease and Diabetes

Posted by Richard at February 27, 2006 11:37 PM

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