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Type 2 Diabetes Boosts Cardiovascular Risk For Women More Than For Men

The American Heart Association published a statement in the journal Circulation, on differences between the sexes of the cardiovascular effects of type 2 diabetes (T2D), noting that “women with diabetes have a twofold increase in risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) compared with their male counterparts, nearly four times the risk for CHD death, and they may also need to exercise more than men to achieve the same cardiovascular risk reductions.” The authors conclude that type 2 diabetes eliminates the “advantage” women have over men in the risk for “cardiovascular events.”


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