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MI sex bias in diabetes

Type 2 diabetes puts women at much greater risk of myocardial infarction than men, say UK researchers.

Their cohort study looked at MI rates in data from 235,640 patients with type 2 diabetes and age- and sex-matched controls on the UK general practice research database from 1992 to 1999. They found women with type 2 diabetes had an overall adjusted relative MI risk of 2.95 compared with women with no diabetes, while the relative risk in men was 2.13.

Diabetologia 2008;51:1639-45

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