Antidepressant could treat vascular complications of diabetes

12/16/2012 | RedOrbit

Scientists at the University of Texas found that the antidepressant paroxetine may be helpful in treating the vascular complications of diabetes. The drug, sold under the trade name Paxil, appeared to stave off reactive oxygen species molecules associated with hyperglycemia in diabetes patients, according to the study, which was published in the journal Diabetes. Researchers said the drug prevents ROS damage by lowering concentrations and suppressing production of superoxide.

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