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Diabetes

25 June 2010

Diabetes doubles heart, stroke risk

Diabetes appears to double the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other heart condition, a new study finds.

Diabetes appears to double the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other heart condition, a new study finds.

"But, in spite of decades of research, several questions have persisted as to how much higher this risk is, whether it's explained by things we already know of, and whether the risk is different in different people," he said.

"This study highlights the need for more aggressive individual efforts and public health measures to prevent diabetes," Fonarow said. "For patients with diabetes, statin therapy, ACE inhibitors and blood pressure control have all been demonstrated to substantially reduce the risk of vascular events." - (HealthDay News, June 2010)

 

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