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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2010, Vol. 8 ›› Issue (12): 1114-1118.doi: 10.3736/jcim20101202

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Relationships between insulin resistant and hypertension and traditional Chinese medicine intervention


  1. Institute of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China
  • Received:2010-07-15 Accepted:2010-09-02 Online:2010-12-20 Published:2010-08-15
  • Contact: Wen-jian Wang

Recently many researches have demonstrated that insulin resistant (IR), as an important pathologic process, is increasingly involved with a series of diseases such as central obesity and diabetes. Hypertension is highly associated with IR. The relationships between IR and glucose or lipid metabolism disorders are well established. However, association of IR with hypertension is less covered. Current researches on insulin resistance and pathogenesis of hypertension are reviewed in this paper, which holds that traditional Chinese medicine treatment on IR in patients with hypertension has a good prospect.

Key words: Insulin resistance, Hypertension, Metabolic syndrome X, Drugs,Chinese herbal

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