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Diabetes

15 March 2011

Duration of diabetes raises heart risk in men

When a man develops type 2 diabetes could determine his risk of a heart attack, a new study has found.

When a man develops type 2 diabetes could determine his risk of a heart attack, a new study finds. In fact, men who have had type 2 diabetes for a decade or more face the same risk as those who have already had a prior heart attack, the researchers found.

Prior research had indicated that the risk of heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes was the same as in people who had had a previous heart attack. But this research indicates that the risk really does have more to do with timing.

Heart disease and diabetes in men

 

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