Effect of adiponectin on carotid arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetic patients treated with pioglitazone and metformin.

@article{Araki2006EffectOA,
  title={Effect of adiponectin on carotid arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetic patients treated with pioglitazone and metformin.},
  author={T. Araki and Masanori Emoto and Megumi Teramura and Hisayo Yokoyama and Katsuhito Mori and Sawako Hatsuda and Takaaki Maeno and Kayo Shinohara and Hidenori Koyama and Tetsuo Shoji and Masaaki Inaba and Yoshiki Nishizawa},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 8},
  pages={996-1001}
}
Adiponectin, an adipocyte-specific plasma protein, has been reported to exhibit protective effects against atherosclerosis as well as an insulin-sensitizing effect. This study was designed to investigate the effect of adiponectin on carotid arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetic patients treated with pioglitazone and metformin. Twenty type 2 diabetic patients were enrolled and divided into 2 groups, a pioglitazone-treated group (n = 10) and a metformin-treated group (n = 10). Before and after… CONTINUE READING