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Study: Diabetes increases risk of sudden cardiac death in young people

Researchers analyzed data on all individuals in Denmark ages 1 to 35 in 2000 to 2009 and ages 36 to 49 in 2007 to 2009 and found that 5% of those who died had diabetes, with an all-cause mortality rate of 235 per 100,000 person-years, compared with 51 per 100,000 person-years among those without the condition. The findings, presented at the American Heart Association's annual meeting and published in the journal Circulation, revealed that cardiac diseases were the leading cause of death in those with diabetes.

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