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Chromosome Linked to Diabetics' Heart Risks
Date:11/25/2008

rategies. More broadly, it illustrates the complex etiology of multifactorial disorders and highlights the importance of accounting for gene-environment and gene-gene interactions in the quest for genetic factors contributing to these conditions."

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and people with type 2 diabetes are two to four times more likely to suffer a major cardiac event than those without diabetes, according to background information in the article. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 22 million Americans have type 2 diabetes.

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The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about diabetes and heart disease and stroke.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, news release, Nov. 25, 2008


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