Skip to comments.Exenatide (Byetta) Has Rapid, Powerful Anti-inflammatory Effect, UB Study Shows
Posted on 11/02/2011 8:19:57 AM PDT by decimon
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Exenatide, a drug commonly prescribed to help patients with type 2 diabetes improve blood sugar control, also has a powerful and rapid anti-inflammatory effect, a University at Buffalo study has shown.
The study of the drug, marketed under the trade name Byetta, was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
"Our most important finding was this rapid, anti-inflammatory effect, which may lead to the inhibition of atherosclerosis, the major cause of heart attacks, strokes and gangrene in diabetics," says Paresh Dandona, MD, UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and senior author.
It was especially noteworthy that this anti-inflammatory effect occurred independently of weight loss over the 12-week study period, he adds.
(Excerpt) Read more at buffalo.edu ...
Not necessarily surprising since there is some growing evidence that type 2 is an autoimmmune reaction of some type. Inflamation is an immune reaction and there might be a solid link. Interesting article. Injecting it twice a day? No, I’ll stick to diet, exercise and metformin to keep my blood sugar under control and an aspirin a day to help keep down the inflamation and plaque.
You might find a new book titled “Wheat Belly” of interest. It is written by a cardiologist, and well worth the read!
Eliminating wheat in all it’s forms can help with Diabetes.
A low carb diet does much the same and I tried it for a couple of years; worked pretty well. Now I keep the wheat/gluten/carbs down but I don’t entirely eliminate them.
Here is the Wheat Belly book, on Amazon. I think there is enough information on the page for you to get a feel for the book. It isn’t really a diet book.
There is a lot of information on how wheat has been genetically modified in the past 40 or 50 years, and why the changes have had such a disastrous impact on our health.
Number one reason most folks quit taking it is nausea.
There are a bunch of actors from the innate immune system mentioned in the abstract at the 2nd link.
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P.S. ScienceDaily often carries identical press releases. If the results of a new study are not announced at a conference, but are in a new article, then ScienceDaily often links it. I searched Exenatide Byetta in Yahoo News. I saw the 2nd link almost instantly.
A bunch of sites do. I got to this through EurekAlert and usually go there out of habit.
Check the 2nd link in comment# 10. I forgot to include you.
Recently I asked about taking it again and they suggested that smaller doses might be just as effective.
Ping! (Thanks, neverdem!)
I tried Byetta when it first came out. Didn’t do much for me.
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