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Diabetic women much likelier than men to develop heart disease
Diabetic women much likelier than men to develop heart disease

Type 2 diabetes, arguably the world's fastest-growing chronic condition, really has it out for women, says a new study. Compared with men with diabetes, diabetic women are 44% more likely to go on to suffer coronary heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for men and women alike in the United States. Women with diabetes were also 44% more likely than men with the condition to die of heart disease, the researchers found. The study, published Thursday in the European journal Diabetologia, follows the recent publication in the Lancet of research by the same authors. That earlier study found that a woman with diabetes is on average 25% more likely to suffer stroke than a...

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