May 28, 2024

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Zinc may be the key to the development of new diabetes therapies

Zinc may be the key to the development of new diabetes therapies


Zinc may be the key to the development of new diabetes therapies.  In a research report published in the international journal Chemical Science, scientists from the University of St. Andrews and other institutions have revealed how zinc is processed in the body through research. The relevant research results may be expected to help improve the treatment of diabetic patients.

Researchers are now studying the reasons for the formation of potentially dangerous blood clots and why this condition is more common in patients with diabetes; diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease and circulatory diseases. Currently, about 300,000 adults in Scotland People are diagnosed with diabetes, and it is estimated that there are thousands of people who are sick but not diagnosed. Diabetes causes damage to the blood vessels of the body, so diabetes patients suffer from diseases such as heart disease, stroke and vascular dementia three times as much as normal people.

Zinc may be the key to the development of new diabetes therapies

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Researcher Alan Stewart said that we have been researching to find the key role that zinc plays in these processes. Zinc is an essential nutrient that can perform multiple functions in the body. One of the functions is to help the formation of blood coagulation after the body is injured. . However, for some people with underlying health problems (such as people with type 2 diabetes or obesity), blood clotting occurs more frequently when it is not needed, and can cause vascular damage and cause serious health problems, such as stroke and blood clots. Formation (DVT).

In this study, the researchers found that due to the increase in fatty acid levels, the transport of zinc in the blood may be disrupted in the body of type 2 diabetic patients. These fatty acids block zinc from being carried in the normal way, thereby causing Zinc interacts with thromboplastin and may induce dangerous blood clots. Although later researchers still need further in-depth research, in the current study they have identified a new way that blood vessel problems can occur in specific groups of people.

Researcher Stewart said that our results show that by changing the way zinc is processed in the body, increased levels of circulating fatty acids in the body can promote the formation of unwanted and potentially dangerous blood clots. We hope that the findings of this article may help develop new therapeutic strategies to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and other diseases associated with high levels of plasma fatty acids that cheer the body’s vascular disease.

Finally, the researchers said that diabetes is the main risk factor for heart attack and stroke, and these diseases often severely affect the quality of life of the body; therefore, researchers need to learn more about and develop new therapies for diabetes. Later researchers also In-depth research will continue to identify people at risk of diabetes, and effective preventive strategies will be developed to improve the quality of life of these patients and potentially at-risk groups. (

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