Diabetes plus CVD may raise risk of cognitive decline

06/5/2013 | RedOrbit

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease were at a greater risk of cognitive decline. The findings in the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications demonstrate that additional cardiovascular factors such as calcified plaque and vascular status, and not diabetes status by itself, play a role in diabetes-related cognitive decline, the study's lead author said.

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