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CVD risk in diabetes tied to urinary albumin excretion, study finds

A study in JAMA Cardiology showed that type 2 diabetes patients with a higher urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio experienced more cardiovascular events, such as CV death, hospitalization for heart failure, ischemic stroke or myocardial infarction, over an average follow-up of 2.1 years, compared with those who had a lower UARC. Researchers evaluated 15,760 patients and found that even low-level increases in UACR of up to 30 mg/g were associated with an increased CV risk and all-cause mortality, compared with a UACR of less than 10 mg/g.

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