Study: Duration of diabetes may increase heart risk in men

03/14/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that, compared with 60- to 79-year-old men without diabetes, the risk of heart attack was more than twice as high in adult men who had type 2 diabetes for 17 years or longer. The researchers said the risk for cardiovascular problems increased significantly for men who had diabetes for eight years or longer.

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