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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2011 December;57(4):379-85

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome: is Helicobacter pylori criminal?

Eshraghian A. 1, Eshraghian H. 1, Ranjbar Omrani G. 2

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Shiraz, Iran; 2 Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Namazi Hospital, Shiraz, Iran


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Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome are contributors to atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Insulin resistance is also responsible in pathogenesis of type II diabetes. Several studies previously evaluated the role of H. pylori infection in coronary heart disease and type II diabetes. Recently published data have described the association between H. pylori infection with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. However, this is still a controversial subject. Here in, we reviewed current status and present data toward this topic.

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