GLP-1 receptor agonists and atherosclerosis

Authors: Branislav Vohnout 1,2,3;  Jana Lisičanová 3
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav výživy, Fakulta ošetrovateľstva a zdravotníckych odborných štúdií a Koordinačné centrum pre familiárne hyperlipoproteinémie, SZU, Bratislava 1;  Ústav epidemiológie LF UK, Bratislava 2;  Diabetologická ambulancia, Diabeda s. r. o., Bratislava 3
Published in: AtheroRev 2022; 7(2): 100-103
Category: Reviews


Diabetes is one of the main modifiable risk factors of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and therefore it is important to consider in diabetes to use treatment with sufficient evidence on cardiovascular risk reduction. Based on its effect on cardiovascular risk GLP-1 RA is such a treatment option. The benefit can be partially explained by its effect on some conventional risk factors, effects on endothelial function, anti-inflammatory and antiatherogenic mechanisms have been also suggested.


diabetes – Atherosclerosis – GLP-1 RA


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