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Hypoglycemia increases risk of dying by 84% over 8 years in patients with coronary artery disease
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Hypoglycemia, defined as having a blood sugar level of 69 mg/dl or less, increased the risk of dying by 84 percent during the next eight years in patients with coronary artery disease compared to those with normal blood sugar levels of 80-109 mg/dl according to a 2004 study. Risk of Death
Risk of Death: 25% for hypoglycemics vs 15% for those with normal blood sugar
During the eight year follow-up, 25.2 percent of those with Hypoglycemia died compared to 14.9 percent of those with normal blood sugar.
Subjects: 14,670 patients, 45-74 years-old
The study included 14,670 patients, 45- to 74-years-old, with coronary artery disease.
131 with hypoglycaemia (0.9%),
731 with low normal glucose (5%),
9308 euglycaemic (63.4%),
1577 with IFG (10.7%),
617 borderline diabetics (4.2%) and
2306 diabetics (15.7%),” the paper noted.
Conclusion: Hypoglycemia increases the risk of death in those with coronary artery disease
“Over a mean 8-year follow-up, hypoglycaemia emerges as a marker for substantially increased all-cause and cancer mortality among patients with [coronary artery disease] presenting with low fasting glucose levels,” the authors of the paper concluded.
“Actuarial survival curves showed the lowest mortality in euglycaemic [those with normal blood sugar levels of 80-109 mg/dl] and low normal groups [70-79 mg/dl]; the highest was seen in diabetic [140 mg/dl or greater] and hypoglycaemic patients [69 mg/dl or less].”
Fisman E, Motro M, Tenenbaum A, Leor J, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Sherer Y, Adler Y, Behar S. Is hypoglycaemia a marker for increased long-term mortality risk in patients with coronary artery disease? An 8-year follow-up. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2004 Apr, 11(2):135-43.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Cardiac Rehabilitation Institute
Chaim Medical Center
Tel-Hashomer, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Is Hypothyroidism the Problem?
Thyroid Expert Broda Barnes, MD, PhD said that desiccated thyroid can cure hypoglycemia
Thyroid expert, Broda Barnes, MD, PhD, author of Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness, noted that hypothyroidism can cause hypoglycemia, and that giving desiccated thyroid can cure this.
Also of interest is that Dr. Barnes noted that desiccated thyroid prevented the complications from diabetes.
He also found that the cancer rates among his hypothyroid patients who were given desiccated thyroid were only about half the national average. (This is due to an improved immune system with desiccated thyroid.)
Dr. Barnes also found that among his hypothyroid patients who were given desiccated thyroid there were 94% fewer heart attacks compared to people of the same age in the famous Framingham study—a 17-fold reduction in heart attacks.
Unfortunately, this has been completely overlooked or forgotten about.
Broda Barnes, MD, PhD studied the thyroid for more than 50 years.
He’s one of the great thyroid experts of all time.
I highly encourage people to read Barnes’s book and Mark Starr’s book called Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic
Mark Starr, MD
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