Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 31st, 2003
According to a study from the United States, "Insulin resistance is strongly associated with hypertension and is postulated to participate in the elevation of blood pressure, although the mechanisms involved are not understood. Recently, we reported that acute increases in plasma insulin levels in normal subjects resulted in increased serum levels of a sodium pump inhibitor, termed the digitalis-like factor (DLF), which has been implicated in both experimental and essential human hypertension. This study looked at the DLF response to hyperinsulinemia, achieved by an oral...
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