Diabetes Doubles Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
(BlackDoctor.org) — A recent study emphasizes the need to increase efforts in diabetes prevention. Diabetes doubles the risk of developing serious blood vessel diseases and life-threatening events such as strokes and heart attacks and there’s been one surprising find: Only a small part of the effects of diabetes on heart disease and stroke can be explained by blood fats, blood pressure, and obesity.
Other key findings include:
• Blood glucose levels alone should not be used to help identify people at increased risk of heart disease or stroke.
• Diabetes may cause damage through additional routes than obesity, blood fats, and blood pressure.