Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Chiasson and colleagues1 speculated that by decreasing postprandial glucose
levels, acarbose could decrease oxidative stress and thus ameliorate the endothelial
dysfunction associated with the postprandial state. The authors speculated
that this could account for the beneficial cardiovascular effect of acarbose
in patients with IGT.
González-Clemente J, Ortega-Martínez de Victoria E, Giménez-Palop O, Mauricio D. Acarbose for Patients With Hypertension and Impaired Glucose ToleranceAcarbose for Patients With Hypertension and Impaired Glucose Tolerance. JAMA. 2003;290(23):3066. doi:10.1001/jama.290.23.3066-a