alexa Effect of insulin sensitizer therapy on atherothrombotic and inflammatory profiles associated with insulin resistance.


Drug Designing: Open Access

Author(s): McCoy RG, Irving BA, Soop M, Srinivasan M, Tatpati L,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether targeted pharmacological improvement of insulin sensitivity will normalize the associated elevations of thrombotic and inflammatory cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarkers in individuals with insulin resistance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study 1 was a cross-sectional study of Asian Indians with and without diabetes mellitus and Northern European Americans without diabetes (n=14 each) conducted between December 11, 2003, and July 14, 2006. Study 2 was a secondary analysis of a double-blind randomized controlled study conducted between August 19, 2005, and August 24, 2010, that included 25 individuals with untreated diabetes or impaired fasting glucose who were randomized to receive placebo (n=13) or a combination of metformin, 1000 mg twice daily, and pioglitazone, 45 mg daily (n=12), for 3 months. In both studies, measurements of insulin sensitivity (euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp) and plasma inflammatory and thrombotic factor concentrations were obtained on enrollment (studies 1 and 2) and after intervention (study 2). RESULTS: Study 1 demonstrated significant correlations between insulin sensitivity and plasma adiponectin, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, plasminogen activator inhibitor 1, interleukin 6, tumor necrosis factor α, and triglycerides. Insulin sensitizer therapy significantly improved insulin sensitivity, inflammatory cytokines except interleukin 6, and thrombotic factors except fibrinogen, without concomitant changes in weight, blood pressure, or body composition. CONCLUSION: Insulin sensitizer therapy ameliorates inflammatory and thrombotic factors implicated in developing CVD. Interventions to improve insulin sensitivity may thus be considered as therapeutic options to reduce CVD burden in insulin-resistant states, although further research is needed to determine long-term effects on morbidity and mortality. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT00443755. Copyright © 2012 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Mayo Clin Proc and referenced in Drug Designing: Open Access

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