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Study: Longer duration of diabetes, prediabetes tied to higher CAC presence

Each five-years-longer duration of diabetes and prediabetes in adulthood was associated with a 1.15 and 1.07 higher hazard ratio, respectively, for the presence of coronary artery calcified plaque in middle age, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers used a cohort of 3,628 white and black adults, ages 18 to 30, and found that diabetes and prediabetes duration correlated with early diastolic relaxation and worse subclinical function, while diabetes duration was associated with a higher diastolic filling pressure.

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