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Study: Increase in A1C level tied to MI, stroke risk in diabetes, CAD

A 1-point increase in the longitudinal value of A1C during follow-up was independently tied to a 22% higher risk of all-cause mortality, stroke or myocardial infarction among adults with type 2 diabetes and multivessel coronary artery disease, according to a study in JAMA Network Open. The researchers suggested avoiding variation of A1C levels may help lower cardiovascular risk in these patients.

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