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Int J Endocrinol. 2015;2015:836498. doi: 10.1155/2015/836498. Epub 2015 May 18.

Vascular Effects of Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products.

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Profil Institute for Metabolic Research, Hellersbergstraße 9, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
Diabetes Clinic, Heart and Diabetes Center NRW, Ruhr University Bochum, 32545 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.


Evidence has accumulated lately demonstrating that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play an important role in the development of diabetic and cardiovascular complications as well as the development of other chronic diseases. AGEs originating from diet have a significant contribution to the AGEs body pool and therefore dietary interventions aiming at reducing AGEs load are believed to exert health promoting effects. This review summarizes the evidence from clinical studies regarding effects of dietary AGEs on the vascular system, highlighting also the different aspects of vascular tests. It also advocates an extension of dietary recommendations towards the promotion of cooking methods that reduce dietary AGEs in consumed foods.

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