Oral L-arginine and vitamins E and C improve endothelial function in women with type 2 diabetes.

@article{Regensteiner2003OralLA,
  title={Oral L-arginine and vitamins E and C improve endothelial function in women with type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Judith G. Regensteiner and Shawn Popylisen and Timothy A. Bauer and Jo Ann Lindenfeld and Edward Gill and S. Carrie Smith and Cheryl K Oliver-Pickett and Jane E. B. Reusch and John V. Weil},
  journal={Vascular medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={169-75}
}
Endothelial dilator function is impaired in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Prior research indicates that this can be improved with intravenous administration of ascorbate or L-arginine, but whether these agents have this effect when administered by the clinically practical oral route is unknown. To investigate this question, 10 premenopausal women with T2DM and 10 healthy, premenopausal, non-diabetic women received, in random sequence, a 1-week administration of oral L-arginine (9… CONTINUE READING
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