Women with diabetes have higher heart risk regardless of age

09/13/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Data on nearly 1,300 Argentine women ages 19 to 84 revealed plaque buildup in the carotid arteries was more prevalent in those with type 2 diabetes than their healthier peers, independent of age, menopausal status or presence of high blood pressure. "To reduce the risk of heart attacks, we recommend screening women with type 2 diabetes at younger ages, even if they don't have other known risk [factors] for heart disease," said study author Dr. Nestor Garcia. The results were presented at an American Heart Association meeting.

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