Rosiglitazone reduces office and diastolic ambulatory blood pressure following 1-year treatment in non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance

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Objective. Rosiglitazone (RSG) has been reported to reduce blood pressure (BP) in patients with type-2 diabetes, but similar effects in non-diabetic people with insulin resistance is less clear. Our aim was to test the long-term BP-lowering effects of RSG compared with placebo. Methods. We recruited participants for BP evaluation of RSG treatment from a larger intervention trial. Office BP was recorded in 355 non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance randomized to receive either RSG or placebo for 52 weeks. Ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM; Spacelab 90207) was performed in a subgroup of 24 subjects (RSG: n = 11; placebo n = 13). Results. After 1 year, the office BP decreased by -3.1 mmHg systolic (p < 0.05) and -3.8 mmHg diastolic (p < 0.001) in the RSG group versus placebo. In patients treated with RSG, at 1 year there was a trend for a reduction from baseline for mean 24-h diastolic BP (DBP), daytime DBP and night-time DBP (- 4.39, -5.26 and -2.93 mmHg, respectively). However, only daytime DBP was significantly lower in the RSG group compared with control (adjusted mean difference: -4.41 mmHg, p=0.007). There was also a non-significant trend for a reduction in mean 24-h systolic BP (SBP), daytime SBP and night-time SBP (-2.70, -2.51 and -3.35 mmHg, respectively). Conclusions. RSG treatment for 1 year was associated with a small but significant decrease in diastolic 24- h ambulatory diastolic BP, and both systolic and diastolic office BPs in non-diabetic people with insulin resistance.


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Sidor (från-till)95-100
TidskriftBlood Pressure
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2007
Peer review utfördJa