Effect of IL-6 on the insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Abstract

Elevated interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels are associated with type 2 diabetes, but its role in glucose metabolism is controversial. We investigated the effect of IL-6 on insulin-stimulated glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetes patients and hypothesized that an acute, moderate IL-6 elevation would increase the insulin-mediated glucose uptake. Men with type 2… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00571.2013

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