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Januvia may prevent heart disease in HIV patients

May 21, 2015

The antidiabetic drug Januvia demonstrated beneficial systemic and adipose anti-inflammatory effects in HIV-infected adults with impaired glucose tolerance, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

“The goal has been to identify treatments that not only address problems with blood sugar and lipids, but also can lower inflammation, which can play a substantial role in heart disease and stroke,” Kevin E. Yarasheski, PhD, professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, said in a press release. “With [Januvia (sitagliptin, Merck)], sugar levels fell, and several markers of immune activation and inflammation were reduced, indicating the drug may provide long-term benefits for these patients’ hearts, bones and livers.”

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