Insulin resistance of glucose uptake in skeletal muscle cannot be ameliorated by enhancing endothelium-dependent blood flow in obesity.


We tested the hypothesis that endothelium-dependent vasodilatation is a determinant of insulin resistance of skeletal muscle glucose uptake in human obesity. Eight obese (age 26+/-1 yr, body mass index 37+/-1 kg/m2) and seven nonobese males (25+/-2 yr, 23+/-1 kg/m2) received an infusion of bradykinin into the femoral artery of one leg under intravenously… (More)

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