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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Diabetic women at 34 percent higher risk of heart attack than diabetic men as they age

Diabetics have twice the death rate of non-diabetics from heart disease. Most women perceive breast cancer as their major health risk. However, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and accounts for more deaths annually in women than other causes combined. Calculate your 10-year risk for heart disease: Framingham for non-diabetics: UKPDS for diabetics: Source: Lloyd-Jones D, Adams RJ, Brown TM, et al; American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Executive summary: heart disease and stroke statistics—2010 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2010;121(7):948-954. PMID: 20177011
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

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