Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 31st, 2004
"Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are highly effective antihypertensive agents with excellent safety profiles. ARBs have been shown to improve cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hypertensive patients with heart failure or diabetic nephropathy. For this later class of patients, the American Diabetes Association recommends ARBs as the primary treatment option," investigators in the United States report.
"The ARBs function by blocking the binding of angiotensin-II (A-II) to its receptor, thereby...
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