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insulin resistance Archives

Obesity negates beneficial drug effects

Nov. 8, 2018—A drug that improves levels of “good” cholesterol may not be beneficial for obese individuals, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Insulin accelerant

Oct. 11, 2018—It’s possible to increase the permeability of blood vessels and accelerate insulin action in muscle, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Study may point to new ways to reverse insulin resistance

Jan. 25, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered how insulin crosses the capillary endothelium to exit blood vessels and stimulate skeletal muscle cells — a major finding that may lead to new ways to reverse insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes.

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EETs contribute to insulin sensitivity

May. 11, 2017—Interventions that increase circulating levels of compounds called EETs may improve insulin sensitivity and treat hypertension.

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Clue to pulmonary hypertension

Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have studied the relationship between race, cardiometabolic traits and pulmonary hypertension.

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Fighting type 2 diabetes with FGF1

Nov. 18, 2015—The growth factor FGF1 induces the growth of new insulin-producing beta cells and may help treat type 2 diabetes.

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Immune cells and obesity

Sep. 8, 2015—Understanding how macrophage immune cells accumulate in fat tissue and contribute to the pathology of obesity could lead to the development of novel therapeutics for metabolic disorders.

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Tiny model of diabetes

Feb. 20, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have created a zebrafish model of skeletal muscle insulin resistance that could help improve diabetes treatment.

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