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Table 3 Effects of thiazolidinedione insulin sensitizers

From: Clinical significance of cardiovascular dysmetabolic syndrome

Insulin resistance
Hyperinsulinemia
Fasting blood sugar in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Free fatty acids
Triglycerides
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol
Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 activity
Vascular compliance
Blood pressure/vascular resistance
Macrophage inflammatory activity
Direct vascular effects
  1. ↑, increased; ↓, decreased