Diabetic women 44% more likely than men to develop heart disease
Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 9:18 am
A recent study suggests that women suffering from diabetes are statistically more likely than men with the condition to end up with coronary heart disease, an article by the Los Angeles Times reported on May 22.
According to the study published in the European journal “Diabetologia,” women with Type 2 diabetes are 44% more likely to suffer from and even die of heart-related problems compared to Type 2 diabetic men.
Researchers found that women in the pre-diabetic stage tend to gain more weight than men, further increasing their risk of heart disease and heart attack. Researchers advised that health providers should develop measures that would identify and treat prediabetes early, before it gets out of hand.
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