Navigation Links
Eating AGE-Rich Foods Causes Dysfunction Linked to Heart Disease
Date:9/26/2007

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study in this month's Diabetes Care finds that ingesting food or drink rich in advanced glycation end products (AGEs) causes immediate, short-lived but significant endothelial dysfunction, shedding light on the mechanism by which dietary AGE content can be linked to cardiovascular disease.

AGEs are a group of compounds produced within the body as a result of hyperglycemia or formed in foods rich in protein and fat when cooked at high and dry heat (e.g. by broiling, grilling, frying or roasting). They may also form spontaneously in foods during storage at room temperature, though they are produced at an accelerated pace as temperatures increase during cooking. Fast foods, such as hamburgers and fries, as well as any fat-rich foods cooked at high temperatures, tend to be highest in AGE content. Foods that are stewed or steam-cooked tend to have lower AGE concentrations.

AGEs have previously been associated with many of the chronic complications of diabetes, such as heart disease. This study found that drinking a single concentrated amount of an AGE-rich beverage induced significant endothelial dysfunction in both people who had diabetes and in those who did not. Endothelial dysfunction is an early indicator of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which leads to cardiovascular disease.

"Although the effect was temporary, it suggests that AGEs could, over time, pose a significant risk to the vascular integrity of both diabetic and healthy persons," said lead researcher Dr. Jaime Uribarri, of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Since AGEs occur at higher levels in foods that are broiled, fried or braised, the study also suggests that it's not only what you eat but how it is prepared that may affect your risk for cardiovascular disease. An editorial accompanying this study concluded that such lines of research would ultimately "impact our eating and cooking habits and the choice of foods that we eat."

Diabetes Care, published by the American Diabetes Association, is the leading peer-reviewed journal of clinical research into the nation's fifth leading cause of death by disease. Diabetes also is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, as well as the leading cause of adult blindness, kidney failure, and non-traumatic amputations. For more information about diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association Web site http://www.diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383).

# # #


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Diabetes Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.
2. Gene Therapy shows promise in treating Hemophilia
3. Eating disorders are hereditary
4. Selective eating just an evolutionary trait?
5. Expose on eating disorders!! Scientists trace “brain’s eating control center pathway”
6. Low testosterone levels lead to eating disorders
7. Eating disorder... a survey
8. Emphasis on eating pattern
9. Creating brain cells from bone marrow
10. Eating More Often May Help Lower Cholesterol
11. Winter months encourage binge eating
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2017)... Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) , ... July 19, 2017 ... ... in healthcare experience, recently hiring senior healthcare project manager, Josh Christensen. As a ... the nation and looks to further its healthcare resume in the Midwest with ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... “Lucky the Buffalo and Her Adventures”: a collection of heartwarming children’s ... Bieniek. Edward Steven Bieniek Jr. was born in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Woodward ... tech. He is married to a brilliant woman with a caring heart named Tiina, ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... ... an international clinical trial, led in part by a UC Davis School of Medicine expert, ... for a subgroup of patients. , In a paper just published online in the journal ... 18 countries describe the clinical benefit of using the drug ataluren for a certain group ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... , ... Heritage Woods of Benton, a Gardant affordable assisted living community is ... , The community, which is located at 1305 Bailey Lane in Benton, Illinois, serves ... maintain their independence. , The lunch menu will include Hawaiian chicken, meatballs and coleslaw. ...
(Date:7/17/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... ... PICOPLUS 450 ps pulse width and a new published paper entitled ‘Pattern ... in tissue-mimicking phantom’ featured in Nature’s specialty journal Scientific Reports May 08, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/5/2017)... 2017 Pace Analytical, a company of over 2,000 employees and a ... acquired ESC Lab Sciences, further solidifying their position as the top American owned ... ... CEO of Pace Analytical ... of Mt Juliet, TN , enhances Pace Analytical,s capability as ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... (AVACEN) announced the publication of new research in the peer-reviewed Fibromyalgia ... AVACEN Treatment Method to significantly reduce the widespread pain symptom ... ... ... to 400 million people worldwide according to The National Fibromyalgia Association. ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... HILLS, Calif. , June 20, 2017 SkylineDx ... the use of MMprofiler with SKY92, the company,s prognostic ... In a poster presentation at the 22 nd ... Madrid, Spain , SkylineDx researchers will demonstrate ... patients. In a separate e-poster presentation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: