Diabetics can avoid problems with attention to heart risks

March 6, 2015 9:49 PM

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Even if they haven't been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetics with classical heart-risk factors like smoking and elevated “bad” cholesterol are at heightened risk of serious heart-related “events” and death, according to a new study.

Among people with diabetes but not heart disease, researchers linked more than a third of cardiovascular “events” - such as heart attack and stroke – and 7 percent of deaths to inadequate control of heart risk factors.

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