Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 20th, 2004
"A sympathetic hyperactivity is a common feature in hypertension, type 2 diabetes (T2D), ageing, and obesity-induced hypertension. This increase in sympathetic activity may lead to an elevation of arterial rigidity. By contrast, cardiac parasympathetic impairment is observed in these pathologies. Recently we showed in a model of rat massive obesity (ventromedial hypothalamic lesions) that an enhanced vagal activity may be protective against hypertension. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the...
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