Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes

June 17, 2014 5:59 AM

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Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes

London, June 17 (ANI): Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes and prevents their cardiovascular complications, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM).

Daniel-Constantin Manolescu, the first author of the study asserted that in obese and insulin resistant mice, retinoic acid reduced the risk of cardiac apoptosis, stimulated the expression of cardio-protective genes reduced by the disease, and protected against the accumulation of collagen in the ca...

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