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Pancreas transplants improve diabetes and complications

Pancreas transplants are being heralded as a 'cure' for diabetes and also have the added effect of reducing diabetes related complications, i.e. kidney dysfunction. Recent studies conducted on patients receiving a pancreas transplant found that 80% of these people did not require insulin 4 years after the operation and there was also decreased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and protein excretion by the kidneys (a sign of kidney dysfunction).

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: Pancreas transplants improve diabetes and complications

Date: 28 June 2005

Source: Reuters Health

Author: David Douglas

URL: http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-06-28T204030Z_01_B334754_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-PANCREAS-DIABETES-DC.XML

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