Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 9th, 2006
According to recent research from Japan, "The present study has been undertaken to unravel the critical factors involved in the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). A unique type 2 diabetic rat model with a wide range of metabolic derangements and hypertension has been utilized, the spontaneously hypertensive/NIH-corpulent rat SHR/NDmcr-cp(cp/cp). It develops histologically evident glomerular injury and tubulointerstitial damage, including mesangial activation, podocyte injury, and inflammatory cell infiltration in the...
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