Anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of certain kinds of disease among diabetics,found a new study,presented at the American Heart Associations High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014 .
In the laboratory ,the researchers studied cultured cells from human aorta,the blood vessels that comes out of the Heart and goes to the rest of the body,they put the cells in a high-glucose environment -----similar to what happens inside a diabetic body and found that without inflammation present,sugar did not enter the cells.And even when glucose was forced in to the cells,the cells were not damaged.
But inflammation changes everything.When researchers added an inflammatory protein called INTERLEUKIN--1-a common marker for inflammation in the body,whether you are diabetic or not-the cell did metabolize the glucose,which kicked of cycle of inflammation. Those effects were blocked once the researchers gave the cells a certain type of anti- inflammatory drug.
"What ( the study authors) said was ,you need inflammation in order for the glucose to do the damage to the cells"explained Mary Ann Baum an,MD, a primary care internist at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City and spokesperson for the American Heart Association (Dr. Baum an was not author on the study) "That could be one of the reasons why in a diabetic,If we can get them to exercise and lose weight,they will have less damage to the cells."
In diabetes care,doctors and patients often focus on reducing blood sugar levels,and though this preliminary research occurred only in cells,it shows how inflammation might play a role,Dr. Baum an said.
That means that controlling blood sugar is not always enough to avoid the cardiovascular disease that sometimes stems from diabetes,and inflammatory drugs may one day be able to help,said study author Carlos SancheZ-Ferrer, a professor of pharmacology at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain,in a press release.Life style changes can help too -----" We need to reduce the inflammatory environment associated with diabetes" Sanchez -Ferror said. "Changes in life style,such as physical exercise and weight reduction,are important not only,because they reduce blood sugar,but they reduce inflammation too" reference http//time.com/3329225/inflammation-diabetes/
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