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Article title: Augmented pressor and sympathoexcitatory responses to the onset of isometric handgrip in patients with type 2 diabetes

Authors: Jennifer R. Vranish, Seth W. Holwerda, Jasdeep Kaur, Paul J. Fadel

From the authors: "[Type 2 diabetes] is associated with augmented pressor and MSNA responses to the onset of isometric muscle contractions, as well as non-exercise sympatho-excitatory stimuli. This hyperresponsiveness likely contributes to frequent surges in [blood pressure] throughout the day in [type 2 diabetes] patients, increasing their cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk.” 

This study is highlighted as one of February's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology