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"Futile" Cycle Both Fights Diabetes And Causes Weight Gain; Penn Researchers Describe Paradox Underlying The Effectiveness Of Anti-Diabetes Drugs

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September 25, 2002
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If obesity is the leading cause of type II diabetes, then why do thiazolidinediones (TZDs), the only available drugs that treats this form of diabetes, actually cause more weight gain? online version of Nature Medicine, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine address the fundamental workings of TZDs (also known as glitazones or under brand names such as Actos® and Avandia®), and provide a potential new target for further study.

Philadelphia, PA -– If obesity is the leading cause of type II diabetes, then why do thiazolidinediones (TZDs), the only available drugs that treats this form of diabetes, actually cause more weight gain? online version of Nature Medicine, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine address the fundamental workings of TZDs (also known as glitazones or under brand names such as Actos® and Avandia®), and provide a potential new target for further study.


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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. ""Futile" Cycle Both Fights Diabetes And Causes Weight Gain; Penn Researchers Describe Paradox Underlying The Effectiveness Of Anti-Diabetes Drugs." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 September 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020925063813.htm>.
University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. (2002, September 25). "Futile" Cycle Both Fights Diabetes And Causes Weight Gain; Penn Researchers Describe Paradox Underlying The Effectiveness Of Anti-Diabetes Drugs. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020925063813.htm
University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. ""Futile" Cycle Both Fights Diabetes And Causes Weight Gain; Penn Researchers Describe Paradox Underlying The Effectiveness Of Anti-Diabetes Drugs." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020925063813.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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