Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, November 29th, 2004
"Diabetic cardiomyopathy is characterized by a prominent interstitial fibrosis. Postulated etiologies include microangiopathy, autonomic neuropathy, and metabolic factors. A common root of these pathologies is hyperglycemia or hyperinsulinemia, both of which are prominent in type 2 diabetes mellitus, which has the highest incidence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality," researchers in the United States report.
"The relative importance of each factor is a matter of debate; it is likely that both of these...
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