Antihypertensives cut deaths in 'healthy' diabetes patients

February 11, 2015 11:15 AM

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Antihypertensives cut deaths in 'healthy' diabetes patients

GPs should consider prescribing antihypertensives to patients with type 2 diabetes even if their BP is within guidelines, a study recommends.

The meta-analysis found that lowering BP in people with diabetes reduced their chances of death, heart disease, stroke and diabetes-related vision loss.

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