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LSU gets grant to study exercise in drinkers with HIV/AIDS

6 months 4 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 October 21, 2017 11:00 AM October 21, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
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NEW ORLEANS - An LSU Health professor has $390,000 to study whether exercise can help avert insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and other metabolic disorders in heavy drinkers with HIV.
  
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans says the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism awarded the two-year grant to Dr. Patricia Molina, head of physiology.
  
HIV infection once almost always became full-blown AIDS, which is usually fatal.
  
An LSU Health news release says anti-retroviral therapy has turned the infection into a chronic disease that increases the risk of metabolic conditions which also are more likely among heavy drinkers.
  
The new studies will see whether HIV-positive people who drink too much alcohol are also more likely to have impaired glucose tolerance and muscles - and whether exercise improves their glycemic control.

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