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Age no longer dyspepsia red flag

All patients at risk of cardiovascular disease should have their glycaemic status tested, say researchers, after finding one in five patients with CVD or risk factors has unrecognised type 2 diabetes.

A randomised double-blind multinational study that tested glucose tolerance in 39,026 subjects also found 62 per cent of patients with CV risk factors had a glycaemic abnormality.

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