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Type 2 diabetes patients at lower risk of having aortic aneurysm, study finds

A study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' annual meeting showed that type 2 diabetes patients had a 28% lower risk of developing an aortic aneurysm during a follow-up of seven years, compared with those without diabetes. Swedish researchers used a cohort of 2,699,334 patients with and without diabetes, mean age of 65, and found that type 2 diabetes patients hospitalized for an aortic aneurysm had a 12% lower adjusted mortality risk within two years.

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