Could a common blood pressure drug completely reverse diabetes?

November 6, 2014 3:07 PM

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Could a common blood pressure drug completely reverse diabetes?

If the trial is successful, it could herald the first "cure" for an incurable disease that affects 12.3% of Americans over the age of 20 and costs the nation $245 billion each year.

The key to the groundbreaking approach that has been proven effective in mice are beta cells, which the researchers explain are "critical" in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. These cells are progressively lost in the wake of the disease due to programmed cell death, though the precise triggers for the de...

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