Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Diabetes doubles risk of heart attack, stroke

Diabetes doubles the risk of developing serious blood vessel diseases and life-threatening events such as strokes and heart attacks, a new study shows. The findings emphasize the need to increase efforts to prevent diabetes, researchers report in a study published in The Lancet. The results of the study are also being presented at the American Diabetes Association's 70th annual scientific sessions in Orlando, Fla. British scientists analyzed data on nearly 700,000 people, each of whom had been monitored for about 10 years in 102 surveys in 25 countries

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