Professor Barbora de Courten

Institute: Monash University
Category: Clinical
Current Project

Carnosine for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Carnosine is a safe over-the-counter dipeptide commonly used to improve exercise performance.

In patients with peripheral vascular disease, exercise improves symptoms and walking ability, but is often painful.

We will test if carnosine is synergistic with exercise and can improve symptoms and walking ability in these patients.

This has important clinical and public…

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Current Project

Prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are national and global health priority areas.

Increasing obesity and type 2 diabetes (DM2) are both major risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; this results in a substantial health and financial burden across the healthcare system.

Prevention of obesity and diabetes has focused on weight loss…

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