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What is a fasting serum glucose test? What is the purpose?
Robert Henry, MD
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Date Added: 07/03/13

Fasting glucose is the blood glucose that is done in the morning after an overnight fast. There has been no contribution of food to the glucose level. It's what you would say is the true baseline value of an individual that gives us a good gauge at the very reproducible value that is a good marker o...
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Dr. Robert Henry's research interests involve studies in the etiology, treatment, and prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Studies are directed almost exclusively at the role of skeletal muscle in these disorders and are designed to elucidate what aspects of muscle metabolism are primary and which are secondary in etiology. These investigations involve studies of intact humans, combining glucose clamps with indirect calorimetry, leg blood flow and substrate balance, and needle biopsies of vastus lateralis muscle. Complementary in vitro studies are performed on human muscle cultures from such patients and involve studies of insulin signal transduction, gene regulation, enzymatic activation, and mitogenesis.
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