Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 23rd, 2005
"Diabetes is associated with increased risk for complications following coronary bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Augmented superoxide (O2 radical anion) production plays an important role in diabetic complications by causing vascular dysfunction. The potent vasoconstrictor endothelin-1 (ET-1) is also elevated in diabetes and following CABG; however, the effect of ET-1 on O2 radical anion generation and/or vascular dysfunction in bypass conduits remain unknown," scientists in the United States and Norway report.
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