Angiotensin 1-7: a peptide for preventing and treating metabolic syndrome.

  title={Angiotensin 1-7: a peptide for preventing and treating metabolic syndrome.},
  author={S{\'e}rgio Henrique de Sousa Santos and Jo{\~a}o Marcus Oliveira Andrade},
Angiotensin-(1-7) is one of the most important active peptides of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) with recognized cardiovascular relevance; however several studies have shown the potential therapeutic role of Ang-(1-7) on treating and preventing metabolic disorders as well. This peptide achieves a special importance considering that in the last few decades obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS) have become a growing worldwide health problem. Angiotensin (Ang) II is the most studied component of… CONTINUE READING
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