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Renoprotection from Angiotensin Inhibition: Evidence, Diabetic Use Grow


Beneficial effects of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) in middle-aged and older patients with type 2 diabetes as demonstrated in three just-published studies confirm earlier evidence from retrospective analyses of studies of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. As originally reported in ADIL in January 2000, virtually all middleaged or older patients with type 2 diabetes are candidates for angiotensin-blockade therapy, and the most recently published trials show ARBs to be effective for this use.


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