British researchers have discovered a way to treat blockage of blood vessels in diabetes.
According to experts, problems with the cardiovascular system in diabetics can theoretically be solved by taking drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
This conclusion was reached by the staff of the University of Leeds and the University of Dundee.
The results of the study are published on the scientific portal Medical Xpress.
Experts have found that hypertensive patients, diabetics, obese people and patients with high cholesterol have one common problem: they can block blood vessels.
This process can result in a heart attack or stroke.
Scientists from the UK have discovered a mechanism for vascular damage. An overabundance of the BACE1 enzyme, which promotes the formation of beta-amyloid, is responsible for this process.
A high level of the latter protein leads to vascular damage, increased blood pressure and atherosclerosis.
The researchers tried to suppress the production of BACE1 using the experimental compound M-3. As a result, the action of the enzyme was stopped.
For this reason, experts believe that Alzheimer’s drugs can prevent vascular damage in diabetics. However, researchers have not yet been able to prove the effectiveness of drugs in this situation.