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Previous studies have demonstrated that elevated plasma leptin concentrations are associated with essential hypertension. It has also recently been shown that leptin plays a promoting role in angiogenesis, and the vascular endothelium expresses the long form of leptin receptor. Those data led us to hypothesize that leptin might contribute to end-organ(More)
PURPOSE Hemoglobin (Hb) regulates the endothelial function by modulating the bio-availability of NO at the tissue level. A significant direct relationship is present between the Hb levels and endothelial functions in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Testing whether this association also exists in subjects with prediabetes is important because prediabetes is(More)
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