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Salsalate cuts blood sugar levels in obese adults

Kerr, Martha (2008) Salsalate cuts blood sugar levels in obese adults. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    A drug approved for the treatment of arthritis may have a role in reducing the risk of diabetes and heart trouble developing in young obese individuals, Harvard researchers report. Compared with an inactive placebo, the anti-inflammatory drug salsalate reduced glucose levels by an average of 13 percent in 20 non-diabetic adults no older than 30 years of age with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30 (classified as obese).


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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: obese individuals; diabetes; heart trouble; salsalate; glucose levels; insulin sensitivity; inflammatory cardiovascular risk; obesity; arthritis
    Subjects: Health > Pharmacotherapy
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
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    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2008
    Last Modified: 02 May 2011 17:29
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/929

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