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Diabetes, CVD increase rates of CV events

February 27, 2015

Among adults with diabetes, paying extra attention to traditional cardiovascular risk factors could reduce the rates of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to study findings published in Diabetes Care.

Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez, PhD, MSc, of the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research in Minneapolis, and colleagues evaluated data from a network of 11 U.S. integrated health care organizations on 859,617 adults with diabetes with or without CV disease who were enrolled for more than 6 months from 2005 to 2011 to determine the incidence of major CV events and all-cause mortality.

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