Journal article

Influence of the ACE gene insertion/deletion polymorphism on insulin sensitivity and impaired glucose tolerance in healthy subjects

Fabrice Bonnet, Sheila Patel, Martine Laville, Beverley Balkau, Angela Favuzzi, Lucilla D Monti, Nebojsa Lalic, Mark Walker

DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggested that the blockade of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) may be associated with metabolic benefits. However, data about the potential influence of the ACE insertion/deletion (I/D) genotype on insulin resistance have been contradictory with studies of limited sample sizes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the ACE gene I/D polymorphism and both insulin sensitivity and glucose intolerance in a large cohort of healthy subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 1,286 participants in the Relationship Between Insulin Sensitivity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Study had a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test and a hyperinsul..

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