Diabetes doubles risk of death from heart attack, stroke

06/24/2010 | HealthDay News

The risk of dying from diseases of the heart and blood vessels was twice as high in people who had diabetes compared with those without the condition, according to a 10-year international study. Researchers also found that higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar may not predispose patients to heart attack or stroke since high blood sugar was not strongly linked to the adverse events in people without diabetes.

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