Data link higher BMI in diabetes patients with greater risk of heart disease

11/18/2013 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The · Endocrine Today

Data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions showed that a higher BMI was tied to increased plaque build-up and greater odds of heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. "Our study shows there's a strong linear relationship between BMI and plaque volume and composition," said lead researcher J. Brent Muhlestein. Researchers noted that these data might spur changes in how patients with type 2 diabetes are treated, since two of the three drug treatments available for these patients cause them to gain weight.

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