Diabetes Increases Risk of Death from Heart Attack

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More research shows that diabetes increases your risk of dying from a heart attack, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers followed 703,920 participants who experienced a heart attack. Those diagnosed with diabetes at the time of their cardiovascular event were less likely to survive than those without diabetes. This study supports a recent study with similar results, and suggests treatments focus on the long-term effects of heart disease in diabetes patients.

Alabas OA, Hall M, Dondo TB, et al. Long-term excess mortality associated with diabetes following acute myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort study. J Epidemiol Community Health. Published online June 15, 2016.

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