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Research finds sex differences in CV risk factor changes in diabetes

A study in Diabetes Care showed that women with diabetes had greater adverse changes in several cardiovascular risk factor markers from childhood to middle-age adulthood, including fasting plasma glucose, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol levels, compared with men who had diabetes. Researchers followed 1,530 adults for an average of 33.1 years and found no significant differences in major CV risk factors from childhood to adulthood between those who developed diabetes later in adulthood and individuals without diabetes.

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