New Study Finds Correlation Between Diabetes, Obesity and Blood Pressure



Studies have often shown that there’s an association between blood pressure, diabetes and obesity and that’s what has been strengthened  by a recently published study under Research in Endocrinology Journal. The research has studied levels of some hormones and proteins in a group of patients’ bodies.

A group of researchers from the center of Health and Leisure Activity, at the University of Porto, Portugal studied the case of 57 normotensive and 23 hypertensive patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The researchers observed that patients with “T2DM and hypertension showed higher weight and BMI values than those without hypertension.” As mentioned by the study “approximately 70% of patients with diabetes have hypertension.”

The researchers noticed that “patients with T2DM and hypertension” have “significant increased levels of chemerin and a trend towards an increase in leptin levels.” The increased level of chemrin which “is known to stimulate insulin-dependent glucose” are seen as “markers of metabolic syndrome, namely obesity, high-plasma triglycerides and high blood pressure.”

According to the study “high chemerin levels are not only associated with hypertension, but also probably related with obesity and diabetes itself.” The study also has studied other determinant factors within the patients including protein adiponectin, and the hormone Leptin, the latter that “enhances the secretion of several cytokines and a reduction in its activity leads to insulin resistance.”

With the elements put under observation, the study comes to a conclusion that there’s a correlation between type 2 diabetes, obesity and blood pressure.


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