Type 2 diabetes as a redox disease.

@article{Watson2014Type2D,
  title={Type 2 diabetes as a redox disease.},
  author={James D. Watson},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2014},
  volume={383 9919},
  pages={841-3}
}
Physical exercise has long been widely regarded as essential to human health. Yet, we do not know how exercise-stressed skeletal muscle cells that generate reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) delay—if not prevent—the occurrence and severity of diseases such as type 2 diabetes (as well as dementias, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers). Also unexplained is the recent fi nding that metformin—the most commonly used drug to treat type 2 diabetes— and physical exercise seem… CONTINUE READING
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