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Lifestyle influences CVD risk in type 2 diabetes, study finds

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that type 2 diabetes patients with a low-risk lifestyle factor score of 3 or more were at reduced risk for cardiovascular disease mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke and total CVD, compared with those with a score of 0, which signified higher-risk behaviors. Researchers evaluated data from 11,527 patients, mean age of 63, calculating lifestyle scores based on diet, physical activity, smoking status and alcohol consumption, with higher scores signifying healthier choices.

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