Recurrence of Stroke and Heart Issues Caused by Diabetes
A new study has shown that people who have type 2 diabetes that don't have cardiovascular disease have a greater chance of recurring cardiovascular events and strokes than those without the condition.
Researchers were able to show that there is an increased risk for not only diabetics but also those who have metabolic syndrome. The research was carried out in the United States and published in the Archives of Neurology.
It showed that statin drugs, which reduce cholesterol levels, also seemed to reduce the risk for people with or without diabetes. The study used data from the Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Production of Cholesterol Levels. In that trial, 4,731 patients who had a stroke or transient ischemic attack were studied to see what the possibilities were for recurrent problems.