Monday, May 6, 2013

Diabetes Increases Risk Of Stroke

Patients with diabetes remain at greatly increased risk for ischemic stroke at all ages, but especially in the under-65 age group, a new study shows.

“Our results suggest that diabetics aged under 65 have up to a 12-fold increased risk of stroke compared to people of a similar age who do not have diabetes,” lead investigator Jane C. Khoury, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, commented to Medscape Medical News. In the over 65s, there was still an increase in stroke of about 2- to 3-fold in diabetic patients.”

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