"Diabetes a 'Game Changer' for CV Risk in Women"

"Having type 2 diabetes (T2DM) tips the scales against women in terms of cardiovascular risk, placing them at greater risk than men with the disease, according to a statement from the American Heart Association.

Women with diabetes have a twofold increase in risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) compared with their male counterparts, nearly four times the risk for CHD death, and they may also need to exercise more than men to achieve the same cardiovascular risk reductions, said the statement authors, led by Judith Regensteiner, PhD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora."

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