Analysis links DPP-4 inhibitors to reduced CVD risk in diabetes

09/25/2011 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

A meta-analysis presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes showed that type 2 diabetes patients who took dipeptidyl peptidase–4 inhibitors had a 31% decreased risk of major cardiovascular events, compared with those taking a placebo or other treatments. However, the review has limitations, including that cardiovascular events were not the end point in any of the studies, and further investigation is needed, the lead researcher said.

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