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Childhood type 1 diabetes diagnosis linked to early mortality, CVD risk

A Swedish study in The Lancet showed that young adults who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10 or younger had fourfold increased odds of all-cause mortality and more than sevenfold higher risk of cardiovascular mortality, reducing life expectancy by nearly 18 years among women and 14 years among men, compared with healthy controls. Researchers also found a 30-fold increased likelihood of coronary heart disease and myocardial infraction, 12-fold higher heart failure risk and 11-fold increased odds of stroke among those with childhood type 1 diabetes.

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