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Potential role of taurine in the prevention of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
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PMID:  23224909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by the cluster of a number of metabolic abnormalities in the presence of underlying insulin resistance. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome has steadily increased in all populations worldwide. Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is involved in a variety of physiological functions. Clinical and experimental studies show that taurine intake may be beneficial in the prevention of metabolic syndrome including diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. This article reviews the effect of taurine on all of the components of metabolic syndrome. In addition, the possible mechanisms by which taurine prevents diabetes and metabolic syndrome are also discussed. Further study is needed to determine the role of taurine in the development of metabolic syndrome in humans, because there is presently limited clinical data available.
Masato Imae; Toshiki Asano; Shigeru Murakami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Amino acids     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1438-2199     ISO Abbreviation:  Amino Acids     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200312     Medline TA:  Amino Acids     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
R&D Laboratories, Self Medication Business, Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, 403, Yoshino-cho 1-chome, Kita-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, 331-9530, Japan.
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