Thursday, May 16, 2013

Diabetes and stroke risk

As if we didn't have enough evidence that watching our personal health no matter our age is important, a recent article brings in more.

Diabetes increases stroke risk, particularly in under-65s:
"Our results suggest that diabetics aged under 65 have up to a 12-fold increased risk of stroke compared with people of a similar age who do not have diabetes," lead investigator Dr Jane Khoury (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH) commented in an interview. "In the over-65s, there was still an increase in stroke of about two- to threefold in diabetic patients."

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