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Diabetics as likely to have a heart attack as non-diabetics who have previously had a heart attack
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Being overweight increases the risk of type 2 diabetes more than any other disease. Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of having a heart attack as much non-diabetics who have previously had a heart attack according to 1998 study.
Haffner SM, Lehto S, Ronnemaa T, Pyorala K, Laakso M. Mortality from coronary heart disease in subjects with type 2 diabetes and in nondiabetic subjects with and without prior myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med. 1998 Jul 23, 339(4):229-34.
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University of Texas Health Science Center
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