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Heart risk can be cut in diabetes

22nd May 2009

A study from Cambridge University has found that tighter control of blood sugar levels in people with diabetes may cut their risk of heart problems.

The study of 33,000 people found getting it closer to the level for healthy people could cut the risk of heart attacks by 17%, though the charity Diabetes UK warns the steps the researchers recommend will not be appropriate for everyone. The team reviewed five of the major research projects carried out into this issue because expert opinion remained divided over the benefits to tighter sugar control.


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