Study links fat buildup to impaired heart function in diabetics

12/7/2008 | (free registration)

Dutch researchers using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and MRI found a significantly higher amount of myocardial triglycerides in diabetes patients compared with those who did not have the condition. The study also found that the indicators of diastolic function were markedly more impaired in diabetics than in healthy individuals. The findings suggest that "fat accumulation in the human diabetic heart is related to impaired heart function," one of the researchers said.

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