Diabetes Raises Women's Risk Of Heart Disease More Than For Men

May 23, 2014 9:35 AM

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Diabetes Raises Women's Risk Of Heart Disease More Than For Men

Diabetes increases a woman's risk of dying from a heart attack or a stroke much more than it does for men, and scientists are trying to figure out why.

Women with diabetes were almost three times more likely to develop heart disease than women without the disease, a relative risk that's 44 percent higher than it is for men. That's despite the fact that men are more likely to have heart disease than women overall.

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