Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, February 23rd, 2004
According to recent research from Netherlands, "type 1 diabetes is associated with reduced vascular repair, as indicated by impaired wound healing and reduced collateral formation in ischemia. Recently, endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been identified as important regulators of these processes. We therefore explored the concept that EPCs are dysfunctional in diabetes."
"The number of EPCs obtained from type 1 diabetic patients in culture was 44% lower compared with age- and sex-matched control subjects (p<0.001). This reduction was inversely related to levels of...
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