Some side effects of AIDS medications, such as the odd redistribution of body fat, can be reduced with GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia, researchers reported. A study by the Massachusetts team found daily doses of Avandia can help AIDS patients who tend to either lose body fat or experience a build-up of fat, sometimes dangerously around internal organs. Also, the Avandia patients had a 20% improvement in insulin sensitivity.

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