Blood Pressure Drug May Slow Diabetes Progression

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A common high-blood-pressure medication appears to reverse the diabetes-related death of pancreatic beta cells, according to a University of Alabama at Birmingham study published March 22 in the journal Diabetes.

The authors argue that the findings -- while in human pancreatic islets and diabetic mice -- could have clinical implications as physicians consider that calcium channel blockers may address two major, related diseases. They also found evidence in past clinical trials that the study drug verapamil may slow diabetes.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham (2012, March 22). Blood-pressure drug may slow diabetes progression. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2012/03/120322151445.htm
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