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High Triglycerides Are Associated with Nerve Loss in Diabetics

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

In a new study published in the journal Diabetes, elevated triglycerides were associated with the progression of diabetic neuropathy (1). Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is an abnormality of the nervous system which occurs as a result of diabetes and causes a loss of sensation in the feet and the legs. Although there are many theories for it’s development, the most commonly accepted theories are based on elevated blood sugar affecting the nerves and the loss of small vessel blood flow to the nerves, resulting in nerve dysfunction. New research finds that triglycerides were an active predictor of nerve damage in diabetes. Continue Reading »

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