Vascular insulin resistance in hypertension

G. Lembo, A. Morella, F. Lanni, F. Monti, F. Rozza, B. Trimarco

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Among the broad variety of effects evoked by insulin, its ability to modulate the vascular tone has recently been the focus of a growing body of studies. The attention for this issue comes from the evidence that essential hypertension and other vascular diseases show a strong association with resistance to the action of insulin. Many efforts have been made to elucidate the mechanisms by which insulin exerts its vascular effects, using studies both in human forearm and in rat vascular tissue in vitro.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
JournalNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997


  • Essential hypertension
  • Insulin
  • Sympathetic activity
  • Vascular tone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


Dive into the research topics of 'Vascular insulin resistance in hypertension'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this