New theory of diabetic complications’ origin

Press Release New theory of diabetic complications’ origin suggests need for new therapeutic approach Presentation at American Diabetes Association meeting by ClinMet founder Quote: SAN DIEGO, CA (June 14, 2014): Use of anti-oxidants may be ineffective or even contribute to kidney disease and other complications of diabetes, rather than helping to treat such health problems. That conclusion, based on growing unexpected findings that stimulating mitochondrial function and superoxide production results in improved markers of renal, cardiovascular and nerve dysfunction, was presented this week in a “State-of-the-Art Lecture” at the 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. “Scientists have long hypothesized that oxidative stress underlies diabetic complications and is driven by mitochondrial superoxide production and subsequent free radical damage to proteins and DNA,” said Kumar Sharma, M.D., F.A.H.A, U.C

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