Published in Cardiovascular Week, August 4th, 2003
"Whereas previous studies have demonstrated that the development of syndrome X in obese Zucker rats (OZR) is associated with impaired arteriolar reactivity to vasoactive stimuli, additional results from these studies indicate that the passive diameter of skeletal muscle arterioles is reduced in OZR versus lean Zucker rats (LZR). On the basis of these prior observations, the present study evaluated structural alterations to the skeletal muscle microcirculation as potential contributors to an elevated vascular resistance," according to recent research from the United States.
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