Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) Biological Role in Patients of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome


  • Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jordan, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology


Type2 diabetes is estimated to affect 380 million people worldwide in 2025. Patients of this disease are at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).The CVD risk is greater when diabetic patients have metabolic syndrome. Thus, the management of metabolic syndrome and CVD is crucial for diabetic patient’s life progress. GLP-1 has positive biological influences on glucose metabolism control by inhibiting glucagon secretion, enhancing insulin secretion and protecting the effects of cells. GLP-1 was also found to have other positive influences including weight loss, appetite sensation and food intake. These are important factors in metabolic disturbances control and CVD management. The paper reviewed several studies regarding the GLP-1 positive concerns. In conclusion, the paper supports the modern proposal of GLP-1 RAs as a first line therapy in initially diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients.


Cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, glucose, food intake

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